Employment and labor

Employment and labor
Oregon workers cheaper than most
October 2010
Tuesday, September 28, 2010

1010_ATS14Despite a minimum wage adjusted for inflation each year since 2004, Oregon experienced the smallest percentage gain in private sector pay between 2001 and 2009 when compared to neighboring states — 22.1% versus Nevada’s 27.7%.

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Oregon economic indicators as of July 2010
October 2010
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
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Quality makes local choice
High Five
Monday, September 27, 2010

Hillsboro-based Quality Production Ltd. is committed to hiring locally for manufacturing jobs, rather than outsourcing.

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Unlicensed contracters increasing
High Five
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
The Oregon Construction Contractors Board is hiring more inspectors to deal with an uptick in illegal construction activity.
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Dudley's 20-point jobs plan
High Five
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Chris Dudley has released a 20-point job plan that includes cutting capital gains taxes and giving businesses tax credits for hiring the unemployed.
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