Oregon job vacancies soar

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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Job vacancies in Oregon reached their highest level this summer since the Great Recession.

The Oregon Employment Department summer 2013 job vacancies survey showed 42,883 open positions, 73 percent of which were permanent positions. More than half of the jobs were in the Portland Tri-County area (Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington Counties).

That is a 21 percent increase in job vacancies since the spring 2013 survey, and a staggering 87 percent increase since the winter 2013 survey. Compared to the fall 2012 survey, the vacancies showed a 37 percent increase.

Read more at The Molalla Pioneer.

 

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0 #1 ManagerGuest 2013-10-23 18:30:00
In another article on your website today you say that Obamacare is not costing full time jobs. So, which is it?
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0 #2 Research editorGuest 2013-10-23 19:27:11
The articles to which you refer are excerpted from different sources about different things. The Obamacare one is from a Reuters story about a National Association of Business Economics survey suggesting employers aren't cutting full-time positions (a good thing); the job openings item is from The Molalla Pioneer about an Oregon Employment Dept. study indicating there are more Oregon jobs available now (also a good thing). If you read further in the article, the Pioneer meant "since before the recession."
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