Employment and labor

Employment and labor
SEIU reaches contract deal with state
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Thursday, July 18, 2013

The Service Employees International Union reached a tentative agreement with the State of Oregon, averting a strike.

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Oregon construction pitches industry to teens
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Thursday, July 18, 2013

Construction firms and trade unions foresee hiring many new young workers in the next few years.

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PeaceHealth plans major cuts
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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

PeaceHealth is facing a major budget gap and needs to save $30 million in the next two months, on top of the $100 million in savings it already identified. Lane County's largest health care provider is suspending hiring immediately and reviewing vacant positions to see if they can be cut.

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Oregon construction jobs increase
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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Construction jobs in Oregon are on the rise. The state ranks 17th in the nation for construction job growth, up from 43rd in 2012. Oregon added 2,700 construction jobs last year.

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Oregon needs to better track unemployment benefits
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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Oregon must get better at tracking the unemployment benefits it pays out, the U.S. Department of Labor says. Last year, Oregon managed to get back only $20 million of the $44 million it overpaid in unemployment benefits.

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