Employment and labor

Employment and labor
Portland construction employment drops 11%
High Five
Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Portland construction employment drops 11% as contractors are not getting enough work to hire new staff.

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Dam project creates jobs, helps fish
High Five
Tuesday, July 06, 2010

A $60 million Soda Springs Dam renovation will create over 100 jobs and provide more than six miles of habitat for fish.

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Credit history checks by employers now prohibited
High Five
Thursday, July 01, 2010

A new Oregon law prohibits most employers from using credit history as a factor in hiring, firing, demoting or suspending employees.

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Portland company to build paper homes in Haiti
High Five
Thursday, July 01, 2010

Portland-based company Pacific Green Innovations plans to build 10,000 recycled paper homes in Haiti.

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Overtime is hot issue for Portland city workers
High Five
Thursday, July 01, 2010

Overtime pay and the 40-hour work week was a heated topic at the Portland City Council meeting Wednesday.

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