Employment

Professional and Business Services: A Varied Sector

June 14, 2024

By Shaun Barrick. Oregon Employment Department, Workforce Economist, Regional Economist- Clatsop, Columbia, Lincoln, and Tillamook counties. Workforce Analyst- Clatsop, Columbia, Lincoln, and Tillamook counties. Professional and business services employ over a quarter of a million Oregonians. This large, multifaceted super sector is composed of three main parts: (1) professional, scientific,…

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Made in Oregon: A Profile of the State’s Manufacturing Sector

June 14, 2024

By Molly Hendrickson, Oregon Employment Department, Employment Economist Oregon-made products have secured a spot on store shelves around the country, and even the world. Some of these products have obvious Oregon roots, tasty things like marionberry jam, cheese, fine wines, and beers that say ‘Oregon’ right on the label. Some…

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Lane County Jobs Projected to Increase 10% by 2032

May 1, 2024

Lane County’s total employment will grow by 16,800 jobs between 2022 and 2032, according to new projections from the Oregon Employment Department. The projections are primarily due to structural job growth in the economy as most industries had largely recovered from losses during the COVID-19 recession by 2022. In addition,…

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Breaking Down the FTC Rule Banning Non-Competes: What Employers Need to Know

April 30, 2024

Labor, Employment & Benefits Legal Update April 30, 2024 The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has voted to publish its final rule banning most worker non-compete agreements. If and when the rule becomes effective, it will ban non-competes going forward. It will also prevent businesses from enforcing existing non-competes, with some limited exceptions…

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Oregon’s Nonfarm Payroll Employment Rises by 1,400 in March

April 17, 2024

In March, Oregon’s seasonally adjusted nonfarm payroll employment rose by 1,400 jobs,following a revised gain of 2,800 jobs in February. March’s gains were largest in professionaland business services (+2,400 jobs); government (+1,000); and wholesale trade (+600).Monthly declines were largest in construction (-2,300 jobs); retail trade (-600); andmanufacturing (-600). Hiring trends…

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Balancing Human Skills in the Workplace With Hard Skills to Produce Leaders Who Shine

April 17, 2024

THE ONE MINUTE TAKEAWAYFinding leaders who have an ideal mix of human skills and technical or work skills is difficult. But through training, coaching and reinforcement of good behaviors, organizations can develop leaders who are technically skilled, empathetic and able to improve employee performance and wellbeing. HR executives know all…

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Cracker Barrel Bids Farewell to Oregon

April 15, 2024

In an unexpected turn of events, the beloved Southern-themed restaurant and old country store, Cracker Barrel, has announced the closure of all its Oregon locations, including the newly opened stores. This move comes as a shock to many, especially considering the recent expansion efforts in the state. The Tennessee-based chain,…

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Oregon’s Job Growth Fastest in Private Education and Health Services and Government

April 12, 2024

Oregon lost 4,900 nonfarm payroll jobs from January 2023 to January 2024, which was a growth rate of -0.2%. Among all states and the District of Columbia, Oregon grew at the slowest rate. Washington and California were near the middle of the rankings, with growth rates of 1.4% and 1.3%,…

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New and Emerging Jobs in Oregon: The Latest Trends

April 12, 2024

The Oregon Employment Department’s occupational employment projections through the year 2032 include the latest trends in new and emerging jobs in Oregon. Projections provide the expected growth rate and annual openings for more than 700 different occupations from 2022 to 2032. Occupations generally include numerous types of jobs, from old…

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Online Job Ads Declined in Fall 2023, but Remain Higher Than Pre-Pandemic Levels

April 8, 2024

The number of new online help wanted job ads decreased 15% in Oregon between the fourth quarter of 2022 and the fourth quarter of 2023, according to the Help Wanted OnLine (HWOL) data series. For comparison, new ads in the U.S. decreased by 17% in the same period. New online…

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Douglas County’s Per Capita Personal Income Decreased in 2022

March 26, 2024

By Brian Rooney, Regional Economist, Douglas and Lane counties, Oregon Employment Department The U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis recently released its 2022 estimates of personal income for substate areas (counties and townships). Personal income includes all forms of income including earnings by place of work, dividends, interest…

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Employment in Jackson County’s Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation Industry

March 26, 2024

By Guy Tauer, Regional Economist, Coos, Curry, Jackson, and Josephine counties, Oregon Employment Department The arts, entertainment, and recreation sector includes a wide range of establishments that operate facilities or provide services to meet varied cultural, entertainment, and recreational interests of their patrons. This sector comprises establishments that are involved…

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