Oregon Posts Jobs Decline for 1st Time Since September 2012

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 …

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Layoffs At Intel

Posted by Pat Boyle on June 15, 2015

HILLSBORO, Ore. — Intel is expected to begin a round of layoffs Monday.  The Oregonian has obtained documents that it says shows the pink slips will be issued in nearly all parts of the company,

The layoffs come in the wake of a flat sales report last quarter.  It’s not clear how many workers will lose their job.  Workers who are laid …

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Oregon’s Craft Beverage Industry Is In For A Break

Posted by Jeremy Scott on June 12, 2015

PORTLAND, Ore. — A tax break that is.  And modernization of outdated regulations for craft brewers, cider makers, vintners and distillers.

The Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act sponsored by Senator Ron Wyden would allow businesses to reinvest and hire more workers.  The senator announced the legislation on Friday at Hopworks on Southeast Powell.

“Each of these industries is unique, and this legislation …

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How To Avoid Misery (AUDIO)

Posted by Steve Leader on June 4, 2015
Julia Anderson

PORTLAND, Ore. —  Would you pay a thief to return your precious business records and photos?  Or would you rather avoid getting into that sort of jam in the first place?

Listen to advice from FM News 101 business expert Julia Anderson.  Her friend was targeted by Ransomware.

New Hotel To Open In Portland Monday

Posted by Pat Boyle on May 27, 2015
hotel eastlund

Images courtesy of Hotel Eastlund

PORTLAND, Ore. — Hotel Eastlund is set to open on June 1st on Northeast Grand.  Its owners, Grand Ventures Hotel LLC, have completely renovated the old Red Lion Hotel and even added a rooftop bar.

General Manager Desmond Mollendor says the bar “seats about 130 people.  We have three fire pits, trellis with heaters, speakers, lights; the views …

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