Reports Show Job Growth is Back On

(CNN) — The Labor Department’s latest jobs report showed the United States economy added 217,000 positions in May, 2014. That’s more than analysts expected, and is enough to put the country back at a key milestone, CNN reports. The U.S. has now returned to where it was way back in January of ’08, just before … Continue reading »

Unemployment Numbers Unchanged in April

MEDFORD, Ore. — Unemployment numbers for the month of April were released today, and local economists say the numbers have plateaued in southern Oregon. Seasonally adjusted numbers have the unemployment rate at 8.6% in Jackson County and 9.7% in Josephine County. State-wide the unemployment rate remains at 6.9%. Local economists said the numbers have improved … Continue reading »

Southern Oregon Job Vacancies Worse

MEDFORD, Ore. — The results from the most recent job vacancy survey have been released by the Oregon Employment Department, and the results for Oregon are worse than the national average. According to statistics from the Oregon Employment Department, there are about 7 applicants for every 1 job vacancy is Southern Oregon, which is worse … Continue reading »

Jackson County Employment Up

JACKSON COUNTY, Ore. — There are more people getting a paycheck in Jackson County this year than last year. For the month of December 750 more people had jobs. Most of the jobs were in retail for the holiday season but there was also an increase in health care and social assistance jobs. The State … Continue reading »

First Student Hiring Bus Drivers

MEDFORD Ore. – As students prepare to head to school in a matter of weeks, more bus drivers are being recruited to get them there. First Student is actively hiring more bus drivers and substitute bus drivers for the upcoming school year. They said they have signed up about 40 people this summer, and now … Continue reading »