Employment and labor
The numbers game
April 2009
Wednesday, April 01, 2009

The magazine staff each month waits for the state to release its latest unemployment figures, whistling past the graveyard a bit by guessing what the new percentage will be.

 

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Working in Oregon through history
April 2009
Wednesday, April 01, 2009

OverallGirlsIt wasn’t that long ago in Oregon when hard-rock mining with a pick axe was a common line of work, when crews of immigrants competed for work laying railroad tracks, when farmers harvested wheat by hand and loaded it into horse-drawn carts.

 

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Continued job loss runs through all industries
March 2009
Sunday, March 01, 2009
pinkslip.jpgThe almost daily announcements of job cuts are coming from all directions and it seems almost no industries are immune.
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December '08 employment and business indicators
March 2009
Sunday, March 01, 2009
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Economist Joe Cortright urges weatherizing jobs
March 2009
Sunday, March 01, 2009
Joe CortrightAs our federal and state leaders consider what form the stimulus package should take, they should put a premium on efforts that put lots of people to work quickly
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