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Oregon’s Brewing Industry is Growing at a Much Slower Pace

Although we continue to see new breweries and pubs being created each year, an increasing number are also closing up shop. When accounting for these closures the state only netted three new brewing establishments that reported payroll to the Oregon Employment Department in 2017. Additionally, employment growth in the brewing industry is slowing dramatically compared … Continue reading Oregon’s Brewing Industry is Growing at a Much Slower Pace

Oregon’s Youth Unemployment Rate at Record Low

Oregon added hundreds of thousands of new jobs while recovering from the Great Recession and the unemployment rate declined to a record low in 2017. In these economic conditions, even teenagers and young adults are finding jobs. Unemployment rates for Oregon youth increased drastically during the recession and are currently below their pre-recession levels. In … Continue reading Oregon’s Youth Unemployment Rate at Record Low

Oregon’s Future Workforce Needs

Oregon’s total employment will grow by 245,800 jobs between 2017 and 2027. The 12 percent employment increase includes private-sector gains of 211,700 jobs, growth of 18,000 jobs in government, and an additional 16,100 self-employed Oregonians. Jobs in health care and social assistance are expected to lead the long-term employment growth in Oregon, according to the … Continue reading Oregon’s Future Workforce Needs

Job Vacancies Show Current Workforce Gaps in Oregon

There were 60,700 job vacancies in Oregon at any one time during 2017. According to an Oregon Employment Department survey of businesses, 38,700 (64%) of these vacancies were difficult to fill, which was the largest number of vacancies and share of difficult-to-fill vacancies since the survey began in 2013. Vacancies are difficult to fill in … Continue reading Job Vacancies Show Current Workforce Gaps in Oregon

OregonSaves is now open for business statewide

The program, administered through the Oregon State Treasury, was created by the Legislature in 2015 as a way to help more Oregonians have the ability to save for retirement at work. “The statewide rollout of OregonSaves is positive news for every Oregonian,” said State Treasurer Tobias Read, the chair of the Oregon Retirement Savings Board. … Continue reading OregonSaves is now open for business statewide