Posted by Mike Turner on July 24, 2015
PORTLAND, Ore. — Capital One announced plans Thursday to close its Tigard call center and eliminate 900 jobs.
It means Tigard will lose its largest employer and Oregon will suffer a layoff bigger than almost any other since the recession.
Family wage jobs will also go away. Call center jobs pay $38,000 on average, about $7,000 above the statewide average.
GRESHAM, Ore. — Refusing to bake a cake for a lesbian couple’s wedding in 2013 because of their religious beliefs has already cost the owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa big time.
Aaron and Melissa Klein have lost their business. Now, Aaron tells KXL’s Lars Larson that the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries has ordered them to pay a $135,000 fine by this Friday …
Posted by vstouffer on June 26, 2015
PORTLAND, Ore. — Kurt Huffman will start his servers at $18 and other restaurant employees at $15 when The Loyal Legion beer hall opens July 8th.
KXL’s Val Stouffer talked with Kurt about what he sees as a business model for the future.
WILLAMETTE VALLEY, Ore. — Oregon winemakers figure they are about two weeks ahead of schedule for 2015. Michelle Kaufman with the Oregon Wine Board calls that “not necessarily a bad thing.”
The state’s winemakers making now famous Willamette Valley Pinot Noir’s expect to be harvesting large, fruity grapes this year, which Kaufman says will lead to a bold, fruit-forward and easy …
Posted by Associated Press on June 16, 2015
PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon employers took a break when it came to hiring in May.
The Employment Department said Tuesday the state posted a seasonally adjusted decline of 1,400 jobs. It’s the first monthly drop since September 2012.
The department says most industries hired close to their normal numbers, but retailers were a notable exception. They added only 700 jobs last month …