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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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The 50 highest-paid CEOs in Oregon
September 2006
Friday, September 01, 2006

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This year’s ranking of the highest-paid public company CEOs in Oregon saw total compensation fall  0.4%, in contrast to last year’s 17.7% increase. The drop was the result of a 33% decline in overall bonus amounts.

 

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Construction flexes economic muscle
August 2006
Tuesday, August 01, 2006

{safe_alt_text}During the past year, Oregon employers added 58,100 nonfarm jobs, a 3.5% gain. Of all sectors, construction added the most jobs (11,400) and grew the fastest (12.7%), more than three times the national rate of construction growth.

 

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