Portland’s Love For Beer Means More Jobs

Posted by Steve Leader on May 9, 2014
yard house

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
businessmen in car

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
Economy

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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More Teens Don’t Want To Work This Summer

Posted by Steve Leader on May 1, 2014
teen summer jobs

It wasn’t that long ago (1978) seven-out-of-ten teenagers had summer jobs. According to Marketwatch.Com, the number fell to four-in-ten last year.

Marketwatch reporter Catey Hill says more of today’s teens choose not to take paid summer jobs.  Hill tells FM News 101 the economy is only a small part of the reason.  She says the trend is toward teenagers spending their …

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Tech Gets Us Closer

Posted by Steve Leader on April 28, 2014
smartphone

A new Gallup poll shows a majority of Americans, 62%, says they’re communicating more with friends and family because of smartphones and tablets.

The research also shows about a third of us are doing more work away from the office because of those same tools.  Whether that’s a plus or minus will be the focus of future polls.

The Gallup study finds …

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