Employment and labor

Employment and labor
20,000 apply for 400 jobs at Ikea in Spain
From the Wires
Thursday, December 05, 2013

NPR: In just 48 hours, more than 20,000 people applied for 400 jobs at an Ikea opening on Spain's Mediterranean coast.

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SEIU targeting hospitals
Must Reads
Monday, December 02, 2013

The Service Employees International Union is proposing healthcare cost ballot initiatives in California and Oregon that industry officials say is covering up a union organizing drive.

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Portland unemployment falls
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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Portland-area unemployment fell to its lowest point in five years despite slowed hiring.

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A spark to light Oregon’s employment engine
Contributed Blogs
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
BY ERIC FRUITS | OB BLOGGER

11.21.13 Thumbnail WorkersRight-to-work policies liberalize labor market conditions by loosening some of the most restrictive features of labor legislation enacted during the Great Depression. In Oregon, the Public Employee Choice Act would provide right-to-work protections to public employees.

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Construction leading Oregon's employment recovery
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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Construction is Oregon's fastest-growing major employer, adding 6,500 jobs in the past year.

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