Employment and labor

Employment and labor
How to find funds for workforce training
September 2006
Friday, September 01, 2006

As Oregon’s recession bottomed out in 2003, Oregon employers faced significant shortages in skilled labor, despite the lower hiring activity of the previous three years.

 

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July '06 employment and business filing indicators
September 2006
Friday, September 01, 2006

 

 

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Nurturing philanthropy grows employee morale
September 2006
Friday, September 01, 2006

An important component of business giving is providing avenues for employees to be personally involved in a company’s commitment to corporate citizenship. It is widely understood that supporting local causes is a good way for a business to develop a positive image and reinforce its relationships with customers. In the process, it can also build morale and cohesiveness among employees.

 

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Software publishing sector appears promising
September 2006
Friday, September 01, 2006

{safe_alt_text}Oregon’s software publishers produce software for banking, payroll, human resources, casinos, computer games and operating systems, to name just a few examples. In the late ’90s, software publishers experienced rapid employment growth while paying wages significantly higher than those of other industries.

 

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Survey finds businesses unprepared for boomers retiring
September 2006
Friday, September 01, 2006

{safe_alt_text}The 75 million baby boomers will start retiring in large numbers by the end of the decade, with the first boomers hitting age 62 in 2008.

 

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