Employment and labor

Employment and labor
State agencies work around hiring freeze
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Monday, January 23, 2012
In the six weeks since Gov. John Kitzhaber ordered a hiring freeze, state agencies have requested more than 1,200 exceptions.
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Unemployment drops below 9 percent
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Thursday, January 19, 2012
Oregon's unemployment rate dropped below 9% in December for the first time in three years.
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Uranium mining could bring jobs to Eastern Oregon
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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Oregon Energy hopes to mine uranium from a pit in Eastern Oregon, bringing jobs to the area suffering from high unemployment.

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Only 11 percent of employers to expand workforce
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Monday, January 09, 2012
One third of employers plan to hire within the next six months, but only 11% plan to increase their workforce.
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Tillamook Cheese to cut 50 jobs
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Friday, January 06, 2012
The Tillamook County Creamery Association plans to cut 50 packaging jobs in February to streamline operations.
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