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|Wednesday, October 01, 2008|
The employment services industry provided about 40,800 jobs in Oregon in July 2008. Between 1990 and 2007, the industry grew four times as fast as all private-sector employment. Most of that job growth was in temporary help agencies, which now dominate the industry with nearly 90% of the jobs. The balance includes jobs in professional employer organizations that lease employees to businesses and in a small number of employment placement agencies. Temporary and leased employees work for their respective agency but work in businesses in a wide range of other industries such as manufacturing, construction and health care. In one day in August 2008, nearly 150 temporary agencies listed job openings with the Oregon Employment Department for positions including circuit board assembler, technical writer, industrial painter, production printer and clean-room technician. Recent trends point downward: In every month since December 2006, the employment services industry has declined from its year-earlier employment.
Thursday, January 29, 2015
BY JASON NORRIS | OB GUEST BLOGGER
Active vs. passive investing: what you need to know.
Friday, February 20, 2015
BY JOE CORTRIGHT | OB CONTRIBUTOR
"Shipping containers to Portland is like waiting for a bus that travels once a day."
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
BY NISHANT BHAJARIA | OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR
Startups in the growth phase are associated with a fresh infusion of capital — human and financial — a curiosity factor and products to disrupt the market and drive demand. Portland’s economy gives off the same aroma.
Friday, February 20, 2015
BY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR
Vacasa may lack the name recognition of Airbnb. But not for long.
Friday, January 23, 2015
BY KIM MOORE | OB RESEARCH EDITOR
Carbon pricing is gaining momentum in Oregon, sparking concern for energy-intensive businesses — but also opportunity to expand a homespun green economy.
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
BY KIM MOORE
Robin Anderson, dean of the Pamplin School of Business, University of Portland: "You need people who are comfortable leading in ambiguity."
Monday, January 26, 2015
The day after this issue goes to press, the city of Medford will host its annual business conference. The event features Minoli Ratnatunga, co-author of the Milken Institute’s annual “Best-Performing Cities” report. Preliminary data suggests that Medford is likely to retain its No. 1 ranking among best-performing small cities for having a higher concentration of high-tech firms than the national average.
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