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Oregon Business awards Logos Public Charter School 3rd Place in 100 Best Non-Profits to Work For in Oregon

“There is a constant forward-minded progression here…” Medford, October 7, 2019 – Based on anonymous staff surveys, Logos Public Charter School was named #3 by Oregon Business Magazine’s 100 Best Nonprofits to Work for in the large business category in Oregon! For the previous 3 years, Logos staff have participated, putting Logos in the top…

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Dental Hygiene Students at Oregon Tech Deliver Services to Rural Populations in Jamaica

Six senior students and two faculty members from Oregon Institute of Technology’s (Oregon Tech) dental hygiene program in Klamath Falls traveled to Montego Bay, Jamaica earlier this month to provide dental care to underserved communities in rural areas. The trip was part of the International Externship Program (IEP), which provides students the opportunity to travel outside the…

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Southern Oregon Trade Careers Expo Highlights Living Wage Careers

By Julie Niles-Fry The desperate outcry from trades and manufacturing businesses across Southern Oregon has been heard and addressed.  The second biennial Southern Oregon Trade Careers Expo took place on September 26th at Seven Feathers in Canyonville, bringing 2,000 high school juniors and seniors, veterans, retiring military personnel, job seekers, and 108 businesses together to…

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Oregon’s Wood Product Manufacturing Industry Is Still Important, Especially in Rural Areas

By Brian Rooney  Once Oregon’s largest manufacturing industry, employment in the wood product manufacturing industry has gone through large, well-publicized losses since the early 1990s, with its employment dropping below computer and electronic manufacturing and food manufacturing. Despite the losses, wood product manufacturing is still a large industry in Oregon and is especially important to…

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Oregon’s Nonprofits in 2018

August 13, 2019  By Dallas Fridley A not-for-profit corporation, commonly referred to as a “nonprofit,” is organized to achieve a purpose other than to generate a profit. These entities qualify for federal tax exempt status and must reinvest any surplus revenues into efforts that further the mission of the organization. They are prohibited from passing…

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Seasonal Losses in Local Government Education Reduce Total Employment

By Guy Tauer, Regional Economist Guy.R.Tauer@oregon.gov  Total payroll employment fell by 1,930 jobs in July, mostly due to a typical seasonal loss of 2,040 jobs in local government education. Employment changes in most other published industries were modest. Professional and business services added 80 jobs in July. The goods-producing industries construction and manufacturing gained 70…

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Oregon Tech Adds Data Science Degree, Opening Up Pathway to the “Best Job in America”

August 29, 2019, KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Starting next year,Oregon Institute of Technology, “Oregon Tech,” will launch a bachelor’s degree in Data Science, a program created to answer the quickly growing need for analysts of “big data,” and the first undergraduate program of its kind at a public university in Oregon. First announced in January, the Higher…

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Meet Robert Killen New Lane SBDC Director

Robert Killen is one of those people you just have to meet to realize what a fine decision the hiring team made in selecting him as the new Lane SBDC Director. The Small Business Development Center hit a home run, but the small businesses and communities of eastern Lane County have done even better. He’s…

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What Replaces Timber?

What Replaces Timber?

By Josh Lehner Between the mill closure in Coos Bay, downsizing in Forest Grove, and the lively cap and trade discussions, there has been a renewed interest and focus on the timber industry in Oregon. Our office has fielded nearly a dozen requests recently to speak about the industry, historical changes and the outlook. As…

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Excitement in next-level video, and in the local tech community

By Matt Sayre Thrill seeking skydivers in the U.S jump out of airplanes more than three million times each year. Revl, a venture-backed tech startup, is poised to capture those jumps, and other adrenaline-fueled experiences, with cinematic videos in ways that have never been done before. That’s great for thrill seekers, but why does it matter…

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Oregon Businesses Report 51,600 Vacancies in Spring

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 Oregon’s private employers had 51,600 job vacancies in spring. That was 21 percent below the spring 2018 vacancy total of 65,100. This is the second consecutive quarter we’ve seen job vacancies at notably lower levels from the same time one year earlier. Still, spring 2019 vacancies remained slightly above the number…

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