Employment

Hunter Communications Appoints Chief Financial Officer and plans to grow workforce by 30% in 2021

May 5, 2021

Hunter Communications  (Hunter), the premier fiber-optic communications services provider in southern Oregon and northern California, announced that Sam Pauley has been appointed as the company’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Pauley will lead Hunter’s financial operations, as well as oversee corporate finance, participate in new business opportunities, and assist in identifying new funding opportunities. “Sam brings…

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Oregon’s 2020 Natural Population Increase Was the Lowest on Record

May 5, 2021

By Sarah Cunningham Employment Economist sarah.e.cunningham@oregon.gov In 2020, Oregon’s population increased by 31,655 to 4,268,055. This marked growth of 0.7% over the year and growth of 11.4% since the 2010 Census. Portland State University’s Population Research Center recently released more detailed information on why this population growth has occurred. There are two main reasons that…

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Oregon’s Child Care Industry

May 5, 2021

By Jessica Nelson Employment Economist jessica.r.nelson@oregon.gov Many working parents in Oregon rely on the child care industry for safe, affordable, and educational care for their children. The importance of the industry has been highlighted in the pandemic recession, as child care centers and providers faced new restrictions and risks of providing care in Oregon communities.…

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Technology Reduces Employment in the Printing Industry

May 5, 2021

by Brian Rooney Regional Economist Douglas and Lane counties brian.t.rooney@oregon.gov Employment in printing and related support activities has been on the decline since the late 1990s. Advances in digital technology have contributed to declines in employment in two important ways. First, by changing the marketplace the industry operates in as options to deliver information become…

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Why Oregon’s Labor Market is Tighter Than You Think

May 5, 2021

By Josh Lehner Oregon Office of Economic Analysis oregoneconomicanalysis.com During recessions and the early stages of recoveries, hiring employers typically have more workers to choose from when it comes to filling job openings. Unemployed workers greatly outnumber job vacancies. When workers are competing with one another to a greater degree to get a job, it…

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Where Women Work and How Much They Earn in Oregon

April 4, 2021

by Kale Donnelly Workforce Analyst Crook, Deschutes, Gilliam, Hood River, Jefferson, Sherman, Wasco, and Wheeler counties kale.donnelly@oregon.gov More than 930,000 jobs in Oregon businesses or state and local governments were held by women in 2019. Women represent 49 percent of employment in Oregon, but the share of jobs held by women varies considerably by industry.…

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Oregon’s Leisure and Hospitality Industry

April 4, 2021

by Guy Tauer Regional Economist Coos, Curry, Jackson, and Josephine counties guy.r.tauer@oregon.gov Leisure and hospitality businesses employed an average 160,200 workers in 2020. Of those, roughly one out of eight were employed in accommodations, about the same as in arts, entertainment, and recreation. Just more than three-fourths of leisure and hospitality workers worked in food…

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COVID-19 Impacts on Oregon’s Breweries and Pubs

April 4, 2021

by Damon Runberg Regional Economist Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson, Klamath, and Lake counties damon.m.runberg@oregon.gov Last year was difficult for many types of businesses. The COVID-19 pandemic dramatically altered the way we engage the economy. Breweries and brewpubs had been posting slower rates of growth before the onset of the pandemic, but the closure of in-person dining…

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The Diversity of Oregon’s Industries

January 5, 2021

by Kale Donnelly State of Oregon Employment Department Workforce Analyst Crook, Deschutes, Gilliam, Hood River, Jefferson, Sherman, Wasco, and Wheeler counties kale.donnelly@oregon.gov It should be noted that the racial and ethnic diversity of Oregon’s total nonfarm employment pales in comparison with the United States. The private sector of the U.S. in 2019 was comprised of…

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Oregon Christmas Trees Create Jobs During the Holiday Season

January 5, 2021

By Brian Rooney State of Oregon Employment Department Regional Economist Douglas and Lane counties brian.t.rooney@oregon.gov Across the nation, people purchased a tree grown in Oregon, helping to create jobs. Oregon is the number one Christmas tree producing state in the nation, according to data from the Pacific Northwest Christmas Tree Association, with roughly $120.6 million…

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By January 15, 2021 ALL EMPLOYERS WILL BE REQUIRED to offer OregonSaves to every employee.

December 8, 2020

Only the employee can opt-out, not the employer.OregonSaves is a state mandated retirement program that provides Oregonians a unique opportunity to save for the future. Whether you are an employer who will facilitate the program or an individual planning for the future, OregonSaves is a simple way to get started. https://www.oregonsaves.com

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Long-Term Projections Show Broad-Based Job Opportunities in Linn and Benton Counties

December 8, 2020

Linn and Benton counties will combine to add 6,670 jobs between 2019 and 2029, according to new projections from the Oregon Employment Department. This represents a 7 percent increase in employment over 10 years. The anticipated growth stems from private-sector gains of 5,650 jobs (8%) and growth of 790 jobs (4%) in government. This projected…

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