jobs

Unemployment claims break record

SALEM, Ore. – The coronavirus pandemic is leaving its mark on the economy as unemployment claims spike. More than three million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, more than quadruple the previous record set in 1982 when 695,000 people filed for …

Medford’s Chick-fil-A now hiring

MEDFORD, Ore. – As construction wraps up on Medford’s new Chick-fil-A restaurant, the chain announced they’re now hiring. Franchise owner Chris Peyton, described as a Navy veteran and chicken lover, is looking for people to join his team. Chick-fil-A’s corporate spokesperson sent …

Harry & David to hire thousands

MEDFORD, Ore – Harry & David is hiring in preparation for the holiday season. The Medford brick and mortar said there are over 5,000 positions available. Its parent company, 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, explained that they want to nearly quadruple the nationwide workforce. There are over …

Summer jobs / career preparation for teens

Klamath Falls, Ore. – With schools closing for the summer, many teens will be looking for jobs. Much of their focus is shifting toward preparing for a career. Klamath County’s unemployment rate now stands at 6.9%, nearly half of what it was …

Oregon construction employment at record highs

MEDFORD, Ore. — Oregon’s construction industry reached a record high number of jobs in recent months. Oregon’s construction industry employed nearly 110,000 workers according to the Oregon Employment Department.  That is up from 70,000 after the recession in 2008. “We have shortages …

Harry & David unveils employment center

MEDFORD, Ore. – Harry and David’s renovated employment and resource center was unveiled Thursday in a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The company has helped create over 100,000 jobs over the past 20 years. Now, they are hoping it will continue to strengthen the economy …