June Jobs Numbers

(CNN) — The numbers are in, and it seems the jobs recovery has hit its stride. The U.S. economy added 288,000 jobs in June, much better than expected. That makes it the fifth straight month of gains over 200,000. The last time that happened was in 1999, during the so-called dot-com bubble. The unemployment rate … Continue reading »

Oregon Job Vacancies Difficult to Fill

EUGENE, Ore. — Nearly half of all of Oregon’s job vacancies are difficult to fill, that’s according to a new report released from the Oregon Employment Department. In Eugene leaders at Express Employment Professionals say their numbers are in line with the new report. They say it’s really a combination of factors that contribute to … Continue reading »

Class of 2014 Job Prospects

(CNN) — Class of 2014: You’re looking at a tough job market. It’s been five years since the recession ended, but the effects are still being felt, especially among young people. A new report by the Economic Policy Institute, a liberal think tank, shows 1 in 5 high school graduates and 1 in 10 college … Continue reading »

Optimistic Job Seekers Attend LCC Fair

EUGENE, Ore. — The new jobs report is out, and it looks like the economy is steadily getting stronger. Lane Community College held its annual Job Fair Thursday. Coordinator’s say the event is put on to help students and community members meet local employers in the area, with the goal of starting a career right … Continue reading »

The Best & Worst Jobs of 2014

EUGENE, Ore. — The annual list of best and worst jobs of 2014 was just released. The website CareerCast.com comes out with a list every year, ranking 200 professions based on a number of factors including stress, income, and potential growth. This year’s best job? Being a mathematician. According to the website, the worst job for … Continue reading »

Eugene Company to Hire 35 New Employees

EUGENE, Ore. — A local business is looking to hire 35 new employees, and they’re holding a job fair Tuesday for people interested in learning more about the company. Home Instead Senior Care provides trained and educated caregivers to aging people in need, who also want to stay in the comfort of their own homes. … Continue reading »

Rally Against Transpacific Partnership

EUGENE, Ore. — About 20 people spent the afternoon rallying outside of the federal building in opposition to the Transpacific Partnership, also known as TPP. The group sang songs and delivered letters to Senator Ron Wyden, urging him to vote against the Transpacific Partnership. Protesters said the partnership would take jobs away from Americans and … Continue reading »

Royal Caribbean Call Center Hiring

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — The Royal Caribbean Call Center in Springfield is making room for new workers. It announced Tuesday it’s hiring through the end of the year to ramp up for its busiest time of the year. With the call center’s capacity hovering around 55 percent, it is looking to hire around 200 more employees. … Continue reading »

Walmart Neighborhood Market Opens

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — There’s a new neighborhood market in town. Walmart Neighborhood Market opened its doors near the Gateway Mall at 8 a.m. on Wednesday. This isn’t a typical Walmart though; it mainly sells groceries with a few rows of household items. The store hired around 100 full- and part-time workers to staff the new … Continue reading »

Oregon’s Unemployment Rate Up

EUGENE, Ore. — The Oregon Employment Department says the state unemployment rate inched up to 8.1 percent in August, which is up from 8 percent in July. More 150,000 Oregonians are without work and more people are dropping out of the job market altogether. Oregon’s seasonally adjusted labor force participation rate is 61.4 percent. It’s … Continue reading »

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