Oregon still has four unemployed people for every job opening, but the number of job vacancies is more than double those of 2009, according to a study by the state Employment Department.
SolarWorld plans to lay off 100 of its 700 workers at its Hillsboro facility.
The new Walmart Neighborhood Market in Gateway will hire up to 95 full- and part-time employees ahead of its fall opening.
This month's Powerlist ranks staffing firms by number of full-time staff in Oregon.
The amount of unemployment benefits that Oregonians can receive will rise slightly next week.