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|Sunday, October 01, 2006|
Oregon is poised to make some vital public investments in our future. The State’s diverse investment in both established and emerging industries will create family-wage jobs in every corner of the state. From productivity-enhancing projects to groundbreaking research, the work of the Oregon Innovation Council is giving Oregon the opportunity to:
+ become the first state in the nation to build a wave-energy generation industry.
Although Oregon is one of only three or four states in the nation that count technology as their largest economic sector, innovation isn’t just about jobs in high tech.
IN SEPTEMBER, OREGON INC PRESENTED THE 2006 INNOVATION PLAN TO THE GOVERNOR AND LEGISLATURE.
This document is the roadmap to guide public investment and regulatory changes that will stimulate the economy throughout Oregon. The full innovation plan is available on the Oregon InC website, www.oregoninc.org, but here are the key initiatives:
+ FOOD PROCESSING establish partnership between industry and the existing Food Innovation Center to assist food processors around the state in identifying innovative ways to expand markets, increase efficiency and pioneer developments in food packaging and processing.
+ MANUFACTURING enhance training and R&D resources in value-added manufacturing processes to ensure Oregon has a highly competitive manufacturing workforce that will stay competitive in the global economy.
Thursday, July 30, 2015
BY JASON E. KAPLAN | STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER
Greenpeace activists suspended themselves from the St. John's Bridge in an attempt to prevent a ship from heading to the Arctic.
Monday, July 13, 2015
BY KIM MOORE | PHOTOS BY JASON E. KAPLAN
A New York floral and gift business takes on the iconic Harry & David brand.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
BY KIM MOORE AND LINDA BAKER
Child care in Oregon is expensive and hard to find. We delved into the numbers and talked to a few executives and managers about day care costs, accessibility and work-life balance.
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
BY GARY THILL | PHOTOS BY JASON E. KAPLAN
A storied institution climbs down from the ivory tower.
Thursday, July 09, 2015
The sweltering weather didn't keep the crowds away. Although the numbers were down slightly from last year, the Oregon Food Bank raised $850,636 to fight hunger. About 80,000 people attended despite temperatures in the upper 90s.
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
We asked readers to weigh in on the fossil fuel-green energy equation.
Thursday, August 06, 2015
Car and ride sharing services have taken urban areas by storm. Low-income and suburban communities are left at the curb.
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Yesterday, a divided National Labor Relations Board dropped another hammer on the employer community. In a long-awaited and much debated move, the Board jettisoned the decades old standard for determining when two independent businesses should be considered joint employers of an individual worker for collective bargaining purposes.
Transforming the culture of Oregon’s educational leadership.
The Board dismissed a petition related to efforts to unionize the Northwestern University football team.
Oregon Sick Leave is here, and changes to the federal white-collar worker regulations are on the way. This workshop will prepare you for both. We invite you to participate in an interactive discussion on how to start planning now for the future impact on your operations and finances.
Presented by OEN + CENTRL + YESpdx.
This Roundtable will cover numerous issues under the employer "shared responsibility" rules of the Affordable Care Act, including how to track the "full-time" status of variable-hour employees, temporary or seasonal employees, and employees who experience a change in status or a break in service. Additionally, we will provide a brief overview of Code sections 6055 and 6056, which require most mid-sized and large employers to submit their first information reports to the IRS in early 2016 regarding the health insurance coverage being offered to employees. We invite you to participate in an interactive discussion on how to prepare for the future impact of the shared responsibility rules on your operations and finances.