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Employers paid idle longshoremen $1M since June

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Friday, February 28, 2014

West Coast employers have shelled out more than $1 million to Portland-area longshore union members for not working during lockouts.

 

Adidas tops list for efforts to end Uzbekistan-sourced cotton

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Friday, February 28, 2014

The sports apparel manufacturer had the highest ranking among 49 brands judged for their efforts to eliminate the cotton in their supply chains.

 

Oregon food inspectors overworked

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Friday, February 28, 2014

Only 68% of the state's grocery stores, bakeries and food warehouses receive a yearly health inspection.

 

Governor Kitzhaber reenters Port of Portland chaos

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Thursday, February 27, 2014

The conflict between longshore workers and terminal operator ICTSI Oregon Inc. has many trucking companies levying surcharges.

 

Oracle Corp. pulls programmers from Cover Oregon

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Thursday, February 27, 2014

The tech company withdrew 100 software developers trying to salvage the online health insurance exchange.

 

Oregon Department of Energy approved tax credit transfer again

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Thursday, February 27, 2014

The department approved the transfer of a $10 million business energy tax credit for an abandoned solar project.

 

More jobs in Northwest Oregon, Willamette Valley

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Thursday, February 27, 2014

The region had approximately 7,800 job vacancies to fill during 2013, but most paid less than $15 per hour.

 
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