Mild Oregon Winter Contributes to Sunny Jobs Numbers

Posted by Associated Press on March 3, 2015
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SALEM, Ore. — A state report says Oregon employers are adding jobs at a robust pace, and the unemployment rate has dropped to 6.3 percent.

The mild winter has contributed to the sunny economic news, as construction companies kept crews on the job in January.

The state Employment Department reported Tuesday that the January unemployment rate was down from 6.7 percent in December …

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“60 Minutes” and Lumber Liquidators

Posted by Mike Turner on March 2, 2015
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Lumber Liquidators is defending itself against allegations that the retailer’s laminated flooring fails safety tests.

The specialty flooring retailer is in the crosshairs of a report by CBS News’ “60 Minutes”, which aired a special on Sunday that alleged the company sold laminated flooring that contained too much formaldehyde according to tough California standards.

The news has badly bruised Lumber Liquidators’ stock since last week when media …

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Diversity Employment

Posted by Mike Turner on February 25, 2015
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Job recruiters invite job seekers to the Diversity Employment Day Career Fair Wednesday.

Organizers say the diverse, veterans, the disabled, women, the mature and LGBT also needed some experience and specific skill sets that many employers are now looking for in potential employees.


Shipping Giant Hanjin Pulling out of Portland

Posted by Associated Press on February 11, 2015
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PORTLAND, Ore. — Port of Portland officials say a South Korean shipping company that is the port’s largest container carrier will be terminating its service with the city, but will continue to use rail and truck transportation.

Port spokesman Josh Thomas said Tuesday that Hanjin Shipping notified the port and customers it will withdraw services on March 9. Hanjin handles nearly …

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Beer Glass Featuring Mount Hood

Posted by Pat Boyle on February 3, 2015
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PORTLAND, Ore. — Three friends who like their craft beer and the great outdoors are hoping to produce a beer glass that features Mount Hood in the bottom of it.

They are asking for $15,000 through a Kickstarter campaign and have received more than $126,000 with 29 days left to go.

Their company is called North Drinkware.  They say they wanted a glass …

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