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. … Continue reading »

New Rural Unemployment Program

EUGENE, Ore. — A big donation means big things for St. Vincent de Paul’s new rural employment assistance program. Wells Fargo gave the nonprofit a $25,000 grant Friday afternoon to help launch the new employment program called REAL. It will provide one-on-one help to Lane County’s lower-income rural residents and even some veterans. “This is … Continue reading »

Unemployed React to New Numbers

EUGENE, Ore. — The unemployment rate hasn’t really improved in Lane County, and people who are still looking for work are relying on places like the Lindholm Center and WorkSource Lane–and a positive attitude. Overall employment trends may be looking up, but Lane County is a different story, with our January unemployment rate coming in … Continue reading »

Home Depot Increases Seasonal Hiring

EUGENE, Ore. — With springtime right around the corner, Home Depot is adding some temporary jobs. The company plans to hire 400 associates in Western Oregon. Those jobs will range from in-store associates to workers outside on the freight teams. Spring is the busiest time of the year for the company, as people start prepping … Continue reading »

US Sees Increase in Construction Jobs

EUGENE, Ore. — The first jobs report of 2013 is out. During the month of January, the country added 28,000 construction jobs. This sector has seen a steady increase in jobs for the past few months. “In October there was an increase of 16,000, November 24,000, December 30,000 and January 28,000,” said Matthew Insco, an … Continue reading »

Services for the Homeless Expand

EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene Mission is teaming up to expand services. Goodwill is setting up a job training center on site and will open it next week. Other social service agencies are following suit. Multiple projects are in the works at the Eugene Mission, including a new women’s shelter. They also put in a … Continue reading »

Coca-Cola Warehouse Could Consolidate

EUGENE, Ore. — Coca-Cola Co. could be moving some of its Eugene workforce to northern Oregon. On Thursday a spokesperson says it’s proposed a plan to consolidate the Eugene distribution operations with its production center in Wilsonville. She says the move would allow better operation, production and delivery. Twenty-four warehouse positions would be affected in … Continue reading »

Oregon Launches Jobs App

SALEM, Ore. — If you’re on the job hunt, listen up!┬áNow you can look for jobs across the state, using your smartphone. WorkSource Oregon launched the mobile app Monday, giving you access to listings 24/7. You can search for jobs by city, employer, or a keyword. Click here to see it.

Seasonal Hiring Begins Locally

EUGENE, Ore. — Many area businesses are starting to increase their staff ahead of the holidays. For some local businesses, seasonal staffing is in full swing. Others are just starting to open up positions, since the holiday season is just around the corner and some workers went back to school. With the start of this … Continue reading »

Royal Caribbean Looks to Hire

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Royal Caribbean is hoping to sail into 2013 with at least 140 brand new employees. The hiring department at the Royal Caribbean in Springfield says it has been continuing to add to the staff since 2010, but that there’s still plenty of room for new faces. Hiring managers said they’re eager to … Continue reading »

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