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 »

Statistics Show Unemployment Gap

EUGENE, Ore. — The black population continues to lag behind in the labor force. New government numbers show the group’s unemployment rate nationwide to be nearly 6 percent higher than the overall number. Local economists say this isn’t new information. In fact, they say it’s a trend that was seen even before the recession. Members … Continue reading »