Major employers and smaller businesses alike are creating hundreds of jobs in Coos County to accommodate the upcoming tourist season.
Oregon tourism improved in March over the same period last year, and the trend is expected to continue throughout the year, according to Katherine Hoppe, director of promotion and conventions for the Coos Bay-North Bend Visitor and Convention Bureau.
Though Coos County’s unemployment rate edged upward last month to 12.1%, Dena Miles, human resources director at The Mill Casino-Hotel, also says the economy is showing encouraging signs. The Mill has 20 openings to fill, which is above average for this time of year.
“We want to make sure we’re staffed appropriately for the summer,” Miles said.
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