43,000 Job Openings Reported this Summer

SALEM, Ore. — The number of open summer jobs in Oregon may be a positive sign for the economy. The Oregon Employment Department just released information from the summer. It says private employers had nearly 43,000 job vacancies over the summer. In July, there were more than 157,000 unemployed Oregonians. That translates to about 4 … Continue reading »

Oregon Employment Office Still Funded

MEDFORD, Ore. — The Oregon Employment Department is federally funded. So far, everything is still running smoothly, despite the shutdown, but the clock is ticking. The Oregon Employment Department says they do have the funds to continue operating for the time being, but they are unsure when those funds will run out. They are working … 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 »

Oregon Unemployment At 8.6%

SALEM, Ore. — The just-released unemployment rate for Oregon in shows 2,400 jobs were lost in October. The federal Bureau of Labor statistics estimates the public and private sectors each declined by 1,200 jobs over the month. Revised estimates for September show a loss of only 800 jobs, when a loss of 7,900 was initially … Continue reading »