Burgerville Puts Midwest Meat Company On Notice

Posted by Steve Leader on May 19, 2014
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Burgerville, the Vancouver-based restaurant chain that takes pride in serving locally sourced food, is taking legal action against Johnsonville Meats of Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin.

In a newspaper ad, seen above, Johnsonville uses the word BURGERVILLE to tout its cheddar cheese and bacon patties.

A spokeswoman for Burgerville tells FM News 101 legal action is still in progress.  And the company’s leaders are …

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Oregon Seeing Faster Job Growth Than Rest of the Country

Posted by Associated Press on May 13, 2014

SALEM — After a battering in the Great Recession and a slow recovery, Oregon’s job market is showing springtime vigor.

The state Employment Department said Tuesday Oregon added about 15,000 jobs in March and April, the largest two-month increase since 2005.

The department says that, compared to national trends, Oregon lost a larger share of jobs during the recession and was slower at …

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Portland’s Love For Beer Means More Jobs

Posted by Steve Leader on May 9, 2014
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Yard House, a national restaurant chain, plans to open May 29th in Portland’s Pioneer Place. Operations Manager Ryan Rossi says they’ll feature 130 beers on tap, many from Oregon.

Rossi says Yard House has openings for 200 new positions, including servers, hostesses and line cooks.   Applicants should apply online.

Yard House is owned by Darden, whose brands also include Red Lobster and …

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Could You Handle This Job Interview?

Posted by Steve Leader on May 5, 2014
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Job interviews can make you sweat.  A New York CEO’s method likely has had some candidates dripping.

According to Business Insider.Com, out of town candidates who want to work at Ron Kaplan’s company, Trex,  are invited out to lunch.  On the way to the parking lot Kaplan will hand them his car keys and ask them to drive.

Kaplan does it to …

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The Other Side Of The Job Growth Number

Posted by Steve Leader on May 2, 2014

The government says the 288,000 jobs were added in the U.S. last month.  The Labor Department says it’s the biggest such number in over two-years.

Another important number is this:  According to Marketwatch.com, about half of the gains in private sector jobs in the past year were in lower wage industries.

Troy Reinhart, with Northwest Quadrant Wealth Management in Bend, says that …

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