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 …
Posted by Steve Leader on May 9, 2014
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 …
Posted by Steve Leader on May 5, 2014
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 …
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 …
Posted by Steve Leader on May 1, 2014
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 …