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 »

Quarter of Oregonians Work Part Time

EUGENE, Ore. — A new report from the Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics says a quarter of people with jobs in Oregon are only working part time. The report counts people as part-time employees if they worked at least one hour, but less than 35 hours during a given week. The Oregon Employment Department took … Continue reading »

Benton County Unemployment Rises

ALBANY, Ore. — Benton County’s unemployment rate is traditionally the lowest among Oregon’s 36 counties. But new numbers showed an increase this year. According to the Oregon Employment Department, 6.2 percent of Benton County’s population was unemployed in February–that’s up from 6 percent last February. Amy McClaws is a single mother with two kids to … Continue reading »