SALEM, Ore. – Oregon’s unemployment rate continues to drop. The Oregon Employment Department said the state’s unemployment rate dropped to 4.7% in September from 5.0% in August. Last month, 102,000 Oregonians were unemployed. “This is a remarkable improvement from the ...

WASHINGTON, D.C. (CNN) – Economists had great expectations for the labor market in September as kids returned to in-person school and millions saw unemployment benefits drop. But for the second straight month, US employers added far fewer jobs than anticipated. ...

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (CNN) – Walmart is on the hunt for workers ahead of the holidays. The retail giant says it is planning to hire 150,000 new associates for stores across the U.S. Most will be for permanent, full-time positions. Walmart ...

MEDFORD, Ore. – As Harry & David gears up for an anticipated busy holiday season, they’re announcing they need more help. Harry & David is looking to hire 3,500 workers in Medford. They say they offer competitive wages, flexible schedules, and ...

ROGUE VALLEY, Ore. —The Oregon Employment Department and WorkSource Oregon are working together to help in the state’s economic recovery. 35 WorkSource Oregon centers are now back open for in-person services. They’ve been closed since April 2020, due to the ...

MEDFORD, Ore. – As the economy opens up, leisure and hospitality jobs are on the rise in the Rogue Valley. The Oregon Employment Department said during May, total payroll employment rose by 1,000 jobs in Jackson County and 410 jobs ...

  WASHINGTON, D.C. (NBC) – The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell last week for a fifth straight week to a new pandemic low. According to the U.S. Labor Department’s weekly numbers, jobless claims dropped by 20,000 last week ...

(NBC) – The U.S. jobs market is improving, slightly, according to the Labor Department. 406,000 people filed for first-time unemployment claims last week. This is well above the norms before the pandemic crisis began, but these numbers represent the closest ...

SALEM, Ore. – Work requirements for Oregonians receiving unemployment benefits are about to kick in again. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Oregon Employment Department suspended work requirements for those receiving Regular Unemployment Insurance or Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation. Now, ...

SALEM, Ore. — Oregon’s emergency rental assistance portal is now online. With the pandemic came financial hardship for many individuals and families. Some of them had trouble coming up with enough money to pay rent. But now, the state has ...

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