Home Must Reads Kitzhaber orders government hiring freeze

Kitzhaber orders government hiring freeze

| Print |  Email
High Five
Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Gov. John Kitzhaber ordered state agencies to suspend all but essential hiring for December and January.

The move follows a letter sent Monday by the three co-chairmen of the Legislature's budget committee asking the governor to tell agencies to stop "non-critical" spending until the state's next economic forecast and until lawmakers are able to reassess their $14.8 billion budget plan during the upcoming February session.
In addition to asking for a hiring freeze, including any new Oregon State Police recruit classes, the budget chiefs asked that agencies stop enrolling people in a variety of state programs, some of which have already been cut. 
Their list includes the Oregon Health Plan, offering benefits to low-income folks; employment-related day care for parents working to get off state cash assistance; Oregon Project Independence, which provides in-home help to seniors, and the state's pre-K education program for 3- to 5-year-olds.

Read more at OregonLive.com.

{biztweet}oregon hiring freeze{/biztweet}


More Articles

Fuel's gold

March 2014
Tuesday, February 25, 2014

The coastal town of Coos Bay appears poised to land every economic development director’s dream: a single employer that will bring hundreds of family-wage jobs and millions in tax revenue. 


Small business sales go big

March 2014
Tuesday, February 25, 2014


Sales of small businesses surged in 2013 according to the biggest Internet marketplace of such transactions, BizBuySell, increasing to 7,056 reported sales, a 24% increase over 2012, when they dropped 7%. Portland Metro sales tracked by the site grew 9% to 73, capping three years of solid growth. On top of that, Portland’s median sale price jumped 67% to $250K, versus just 13% to $180K nationally. Portland was one of just six metros tracked where the median sale price matched the median asking price, with sellers getting, on average, 92% of what they asked.

BTNMarch14 tableBTNMarch14 line

BTNMarch14 piePDXBTNMarch14 pieUSA


How to help your staff solve their own problems

Contributed Blogs
Friday, March 21, 2014
03.21.14 thumb coxcoffeeTOM COX | OB BLOGGER

During a recent talk to HR Directors, I asked if they saw leaders trying to solve every problem, instead of delegating to and empowering staff. Every head nodded. Every single one.


The 2014 List: The Top 33 Large Companies to Work, For in Oregon

March 2014
Thursday, February 27, 2014

100best14logoWebOur 100 Best Companies project turned 21 this year, so pop open the Champagne. Our latest survey gives us plenty to cheer.



Video: Kickstarting Oregon business

Thursday, March 27, 2014
02.04.14 Thumbnail VideoBY JESSICA RIDGWAY | OB WEB EDITOR

Watch this OB Original Video about three Oregon companies and how crowd-funding "kickstarted" their business ideas.


The future of money

March 2014
Tuesday, February 25, 2014

An ancient institution moves slowly into the digital age. 


The more they change, the more they stay the same

March 2014
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
100-best-collageBY BRANDON SAWYER

The 100 Best Companies get more creative with perks and more generous with benefits; employees seek empowering relations with management and coworkers.

Oregon Business magazinetitle-sponsored-links-02