Employment

Labor Underutilization and the Effects of COVID-19

July 2, 2020

by Anna Johnson, Senior Economic Analyst, for Employment in Oregon Public health measures related to COVID-19 began in Oregon in mid-March. Social distancing practices and workplace and gathering changes have severely impacted business practices all around the state. Employment data for the month of April gave a startling look the impact the pandemic has had on Oregon’s economy. In…

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Shift in Working-Age Population Relative to Older and Younger Americans

July 2, 2020

The surge in the number of Americans aged 65 and older this decade has outpaced the growth in the working-age population. By LUKE ROGERS AND KRISTIE WILDERCensus Bureau’s Population Estimates Branch In counties across the United States, the dependency ratio has increased, according to U.S. Census Bureau population estimates released today. Over the last decade, the…

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The Unemployment Rate Edges Down While High Unemployment Continues

June 24, 2020

Employment in Lane County (Eugene MSA) May seasonally adjusted unemployment rates are not available for Lane County due to processing delays caused by large changes in unemployment in recent months. Not seasonally adjusted unemployment rates are being used for this news release. They reflect May’s increasein employment-related to Phase 1 reopening and a small decrease…

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Who Are the COVID-19 Unemployed in Oregon?

June 1, 2020

By Damon Runberg One of the most visible and devastating impacts of the state’s stay-at-home order to protect us from the human health crisis presented by COVID-19 has been mass layoffs. Tens of millions of initial claims for unemployment insurance were filed across the nation in the first nine weeks of the crisis. Here in…

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Rising Unemployment Insurance Claims Portent to Economy-Wide Job Losses

April 28, 2020

by Guy Tauer April 13, 2020 Oregon workers who have lost their jobs, been temporarily laid off, or had hours drastically reduced filed 269,900 initial unemployment insurance claims in the three-week period ending on April 4, 2020. This is a truly staggering and unprecedented increase in demand for unemployment insurance benefits and a taxing toll on…

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Onward Career Tours Help Students Explore Career Paths

April 22, 2020

EUGENE, Ore., April 21, 2020–Onward Eugene and the University of Oregon Career Center are excited to announce the Onward Career Tours program, a series of virtual tour experiences connecting students to local employers. With the recent announcement that University of Oregon classes would be taught online in the spring term, this is a timely opportunity…

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Cardinal Services’ Announces COVID-19 Business Relief Package

April 22, 2020

Local employment services firm offers three months of free payroll services with comprehensive reporting support. DOUGLAS COUNTY, OR | Cardinal Services, a professional employment services firm, is on the front lines of the Coronavirus battlefield when it comes to the current economic struggles of Main Street America.  Every one of Cardinal’s clients has felt the direct impact…

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U.S. Department Of Labor Adds To Guidance For Workers And Employers Explaining Paid Sick Leave And Expanded Family And Medical Leave Benefits Under The Families First Coronavirus Response Act

March 31, 2020

Effective Wednesday, April 1, 2020 WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) published more guidance to provide information to employees and employers about how each will be able to take advantage of the protections and relief offered by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) when it goes into effect…

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Important Employment Law Update

March 27, 2020

Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) by NAGEL & PADILLA, LLC Nagel & Padilla LLC, Certified Public Accountants, Business, and Financial Advisorsninfo@nagelpadilla.com You and/or your family may be affected, as an employer, an employee, a self-employed worker, or all three, by these changes. On Wednesday, March 18, 2020, Congress passed and the President signed into law,…

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Your Workforce Is Waiting for You

February 2, 2020

By Julie Niles-Fry Director of Career Development & Marketing, Logos Public Charter School. The 2018-2019 Oregon high school graduation rates were just released and the average across the state now 80%. While everyone wants 100%, reaching 80% has never been achieved in the state and is cause for celebration. A deep dive into the data…

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2019 was a much better year for business than 2009!

February 2, 2020

By WILLIS COOK The Roseburg Express Employment Professionals franchise opened in mid-2007 and focused on serving Douglas County businesses, that was not the best time to start a staffing business. Fast forward to 2019 and Express saw a record year in hiring for permanent and temporary jobs, putting more people to work in partnership with…

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2020: Businesses Still Scrambling to Find Workers

February 2, 2020

78% Have Trouble Filling Vacancies Job Seekers Holding Out for Higher Wages by Bill Stoller Express Employment Professionals The next decade is set to kick off with near record low unemployment, leaving businesses scrambling to find skilled workers or candidates who will even show up for the interview. Yet some job seekers say it will…

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