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State Hires Temporary Workers

SALEM, Ore. — Many state jobs that have come back to Oregon since the 2008 recession have only been temporary work.

A report from the Oregon Department of Administrative Services says two-thirds of state government jobs added since 2008 were seasonal or temporary work. Some jobs were filled as part of special projects or seasonal construction work.

The State Department of Human Services hired the most permanent workers; they added nearly 5,000 positions in the past four years.