Companies in JaCo/JoCo are adding jobs

ROGUE VALLEY, Ore. —In your business news, we’re learning more people are going back to work, and more jobs are available in Jackson and Josephine counties.

Regional Economist Guy Tauer says we’re seeing signs of job growth over the last year. According to data from the Oregon Employment Department, employment in Medford is up 5%, and 3.5% in Grants Pass.

Tauer says Jackson County has added 4,840 jobs over the last year. Josephine County is up about 1,000 jobs, since August 2020.

“Even though we had an uptick in cases toward the later part of the summer, we haven’t seen restrictions on businesses that affected employment so much,” said Tauer.

Tauer says in the Medford area about 1,750 positions are currently listed. There are 413 available in the Grants Pass area.

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Jenna King
NBC5 News Reporter Jenna King is a Burbank native. She graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Sports Business. During her time at the U of O, she was part of the student-run television station, Duck TV. She also grew her passion for sports through interning with the PAC 12 Network. When Jenna is not in the newsroom you can find her rooting for her hometown Dodgers, exploring the outdoors, or binging on the latest Netflix release.
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