jobs

Job rates increase in the Rogue Valley

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 in Josephine …

Jobless claims down

  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 to 385,000. …

Unemployment rates improve slightly

(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 to pre-pandemic …

Oregon’s unemployment work requirements phasing back in

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, OED is …

MSD hosting Workforce Job Fair for its students

MEDFORD, Ore. — The Medford School District is providing job opportunities to its high school students and future graduates. MSD is hosting Workforce Job Fairs for both North and South Medford High Schools. Students 16 and older are invited. The first fair …

Judge tosses CDC’s eviction moratorium

WASHINGTON, D.C. (NBC) — A federal judge Wednesday struck down the national moratorium on evictions. Washington, D.C. District Court Judge Dabney Friedrich ruled the CDC’s national eviction moratorium aimed at helping victims of the pandemic hold onto their homes exceeds the agency’s …