Employment and labor

Employment and labor
Jobless rates low across state
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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

January was a strong month for hiring in Portland and Jackson and Lane counties.

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Business leaders support, propose conditions to 'ban the box'
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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Some business leaders get behind Portland Mayor Charlie Hales' effort to make it easier for people with criminal convictions to get hired.

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Workers urge Sen. Wyden to eschew trade bill
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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

The president's bill hinges on Oregon senator.

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Oregon's unemployment rate officially hits pre-recession levels
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Wednesday, March 04, 2015

6.3 percent represents the lowest level of unemployment since July 2008.

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East Coast ports benefit by labor slowdown in the West
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Monday, March 02, 2015

Losses for the West Coast ports have been a boon for their East Coast counterparts as labor strife has stymied growth due to diverted cargo and lost contacts.

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