Nearly 23,000 Jobs Vacancies this Winter

EUGENE, Ore. — Private employers in Oregon reported having approximately 22,900 job vacancies during winter 2013.

The survey, conducted by the Oregon Employment Department, reviewed job vacancies in five regions around the state.

The survey found that 34 percent of vacancies required education beyond high school. Almost 75 percent of the vacancies required previous experience. Full-time positions accounted for more than 70 percent of the vacancies, and 83 percent were for permanent positions.

The health care and social assistance industry made up of 17 percent of vacant positions. The management, administrative and waste services industry accounted for 14 percent and professional services, scientific services, technical services, leisure and hospitality and manufacturing industries combined, accounted for 10 percent of vacant positions.

Larger employers with more than 100 employees accounted for 42 percent of the vacancies, medium-sized employers, with 20-99 employees, accounted for 29 percent and small employers with fewer than 20 employees accounted for 30 percent of all vacancies.

The survey also looked at the number of unemployed Oregonians. During the winter there were 181,100 people unemployed in the state, which means eight unemployed people for each vacancy.

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  1. Q says:

    8 unemployed people for each vacancy…. I would venture to guess that there are at least double that number of actual unemployed in this state. Employers are more and more picky as to who they hire…you have to be a perfect fit or no hire…then they complain that they cant find qualified workers. What is wrong with this picture?

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