Thursday, September 4, 2014
Oregon's Help Wanted Online Ads Rose by 4,800 in August
Hiring demand has shown renewed growth in Oregon and the U.S., as measured by the number of help wanted ads posted online. The increase of 4,800 ads in Oregon and 164,600 ads nationally in August followed a small dip in the number of ads in July. There are now more ads than at any other point during the past seven years. The high level of advertising by employers suggests continued job growth.
Around Oregon, the number of ads is rising fast in Bend, Corvallis, and Eugene. Salem and Portland are still showing strong trends, and demand seems to be picking up in Medford.
This -- and more! -- information comes from our state employment economist, Nick Beleiciks. The full monthly Help Wanted Online (HWOL) summary can be found at QualityInfo.org.