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Oregon considers intern protections

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Friday, May 10, 2013

Oregon legislators are considering House Bill 2699 to extend workplace protections to interns.

 

Tigard sports bra company moves production from China to U.S.

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Friday, May 10, 2013

Tigard-based sports bra company Handful is moving some of its production back to Oregon from China.

 

SoloPower cutting more jobs

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Friday, May 10, 2013

SoloPower will cut more jobs from its California headquarters on the same day it closes its Portland solar panel factory.

 

New cheese factory opens in Bandon

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Friday, May 10, 2013

More than 400 people gathered at the opening of the new Face Rock Creamery in Bandon.

 

Green Zebra announces third planned location

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Friday, May 10, 2013

Green Zebra Grocery announced that its third location will open up in Portland's up-and-coming Southeast Division and 50th area.

 

Portland tries to crack down on battery disposal

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Friday, May 10, 2013

An estimated 660,000 pounds of dry-cell batteries were thrown away by Portland-area households in 2009, something the region is trying to cut down on.

 

Construction hiring not keeping pace with rebound

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Friday, May 10, 2013

Housing construction is booming, but the industry is struggling to keep up with its workforce down 38%.

 
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Party Like It’s 1999

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pets-com-sock-puppetBY JASON NORRIS, CFA | OB GUEST BLOGGER

Pets.com, GeoCities, eToys, and WorldCom … blasts-from-the-past that all signify the late 1990s Internet bubble. Yet we believe the dynamics of the market, specifically in technology stocks, are much different today than it was during the late 1990s.


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100 Best: The Power of the Worker

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Technology is empowering people like never before and transforming how employees interact in the workplace. How can companies attract and keep staff engaged in this rapidly changing world?


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Photos from the 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon awards celebration

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Images from the 2015 celebration of Oregon's great workplaces.


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Beyond Bodegas

April 2015
Friday, March 27, 2015
BY JACOB PALMER

Five years in the making, the Portland Mercado — the city’s first Latino public market — will celebrate its grand opening April 11. A $3.5 million public-private partnership spearheaded by Hacienda CDC, the market will house 15 to 20 businesses in the food, retail and service sectors. It has some big-name funders, including the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation and JPMorgan Chase. The project goals are equally ambitious: to improve cross-cultural understanding, alleviate poverty and spur community economic development. 


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The 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon

March 2015
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BY KIM MOORE | OB RESEARCH EDITOR

Employment in Oregon is almost back up to prerecession levels — and employers are having to work harder to entice talented staff to join their ranks. This year’s 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon project showcases the kind of quality workplaces that foster happy employees. 


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Power Players

April 2015
Friday, March 27, 2015
BY ROBERT MULLIN

A new energy-sharing agreement sparks concerns about independence and collaboration in the region's utility industry.


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On the Road

April 2015
Friday, March 27, 2015
BY LINDA BAKER

My daughter turned 18 last week, and for her birthday I got her a Car2Go membership. Not to label myself a disruptor or anything, but it felt like a groundbreaking moment. The two of us, mother and child, were participating in a new teen rite of passage: Instead of handing over the car keys, I handed over a car-sharing card — with the caveat that she not use the gift as her own personal car service.


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