Klamath

Klamath Community College awarded $2.2 million grant to implement career-oriented student success program

October 7, 2019

Klamath Community College is pleased to announce the college has been awarded a $2.2 million grant to improve retention and graduation rates using a career-oriented student success program. This U.S. Department of Education strengthening institutions program (SIP) grant will be distributed over a five- year period, beginning this year and…

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Jordan Cove will provide economic benefits to Southern Oregon

August 2, 2019

by Todd Goergen Those who have lived in Southern Oregon for most of their lives know that $10 billion private investments don’t come along very often. Well, never, to be exact. Slightly less rare is a business investment that has the ability to provide economic benefits to so many Oregon…

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Financial limit for Oregon Promise applicants has been lifted; all qualifying spring applicants to receive the grant

July 17, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 7/17/19 KLAMATH FALLS — Recent high school graduates and GED completers who applied for the Oregon Promise but did not qualify due to exceeding financial requirements will now receive the grant to attend community college in fall 2019. According to the Oregon Office of Student Access and…

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Oregon Tech Board Chair Lisa Graham Named to National “Influential Women in Manufacturing” List

July 16, 2019

July 16, 2019, Schaumburg, Ill. – Lisa Graham, Ph.D., P.E., vice president of analytics engineering at Seeq and chair of the Board of Trustees of Oregon Institute of Technology, “Oregon Tech,” has been selected to the 2019 class of Influential Women in Manufacturing (IWIM). The award is provided annually by Putman Media, publisher of Chemical Processing,…

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Smoke Season

Smoke Season

July 1, 2019

  For 6 weeks last year, smoke filled most of southern Oregon’s air and for many days we had the worst air quality in the nation. We were told to stay indoors and we downloaded AQI (Air Quality Index) apps that sent us daily alerts and we watched wind shifts…

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Oregon’s Minimum Wage Increases on July 1, 2019

July 1, 2019

NICK BELEICIKS Oregon’s minimum wage increases on July 1, 2019, but the raises won’t be the same across the state. The minimum wage increases to $12.50 per hour inside the Portland urban growth boundary, $11.00 per hour in nonurban counties, and $11.25 in other areas of the state. Oregon’s three…

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Retention and Engagement in the Modern Workplace: 4 Flexible Work Arrangements to Consider

July 1, 2019

In the age of rapidly advancing technology and constantly evolving work-life balance priorities, workers expect more flexibility than ever before. And, given the current talent crunch many businesses are facing, companies that do not embrace at least some flexibility may end up a casualty of the talent war. In a…

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Oregon and South Central Oregon Unemployment Rates

July 1, 2019

Seasonally Adjusted, May 2014 – May 2019 The unemployment rate remains little changed over the past year for both Klamath and Lake counties DAMON RUNBERG, REGIONAL ECONOMIST Seasonal hiring this spring was stronger than typically expected as businesses ramp up for the busy summer season. The unemployment rate remains little…

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Data Beginning to Clear the Way for a Rate Cut

July 1, 2019

Central Takeaway If You Don’t Have Any Time This Morning: The Fed hastily delivered a soothing message last week by promising to act appropriately to maintain the expansion. It was hard not to read that as dovish. That combined with the employment data puts a rate cut in play this…

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Aviation Board awards $1.5 M to support $3.2 M in commercial air service projects

July 1, 2019

By Mary Buell Grants of up to $500,000 were approved by the Oregon State Aviation Board for projects that will assist commercial air service to rural Oregon. On April 4, 2019, the Oregon State Aviation Board approved funding for three grants totaling $1.5 million to support $3.2 million in projects…

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Support your county fair. It’s good business.

July 1, 2019

Be sure to visit county fairs this summer. Did you know that the county fair is a key economic driver is Oregon? Below is a list of all county fairs in Oregon from oregonfairs.org

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Energy Trust invites public input on draft 2020-2024 Strategic Plan

July 1, 2019

SUZETTE RILEY C+C PORTLAND, Ore. — June 26, 2019 — Energy Trust of Oregon welcomes public comment to inform its draft 2020-2024 Strategic Plan. The strategic plan builds on the organization’s successful 17-year history serving Oregon residents and businesses with clean energy solutions. Once adopted, the strategic plan will help…

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