Central Oregon job openings are for low-wage work

Central Oregon job openings are for low-wage work

A recently released Oregon Employment Department study highlighted gaps between job opening in Central Oregon and the rest of the state.

Just 71 percent of Central Oregon job posts were for full-time work, compared with 80 percent for Oregon as a whole. And many occupations in high demand locally were among the lowest-paying jobs available.

Of the roughly 6,000 job posts over the one-year time period, nearly 40 percent were for retail, customer service, food preparation, janitorial services or housekeeping positions.

Read more at The Bend Bulletin.