Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Just in Time for Fall: New. new and more new articles!

Good Morning! Are you ready for fall? Are you ready for new articles on Hope your answer is yes, because along with autumn’s arrival, we have nine great articles for your edification and enjoyment.

“54’40 Or Fight” and “Oregon, We Love Dreamers” are both public relations slogans, although one is considerably older than the other. In Advertising and Public Relations – the Mad Men of Oregon? Brian Rooney shares some history and economic trends about this interesting industry. “Try it, you’ll like it!”

How can Oregon’s unemployment rate go up while we add almost 3,000 to the employment roles in August? Good question! David Cooke has the answers to this and more in Oregon Added Jobs in August While the Unemployment Rate Edged Up.

Do you want a job that pays well and is likely in high demand? Brenda Turner has just the information you need in 10-Year Occupational Projections for STEM Jobs. Hint – you should be interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.

Yes, we just passed the autumnal equinox, but the holiday season is only nine weeks away. Just in time, Nick Beleiciks is Unwrapping Holiday Hiring. Consider it an early present from us to you.

Do younger workers change jobs more frequently than older workers? What is our turnover rate? Read Older Worker Turnover Remains Low During Recovery by Jessica Nelson for answers to these questions and more.

Are people moving in or out of Oregon? Where are they moving here from? Where are Oregonians moving to? What occupations account for a large percentage of in-migration? The prolific Jessica Nelson has some answers that might surprise you in Migration Patterns in the Past Five Years.

What is Oregon’s Office of Economic Analysis prognosticating for our economy? Read Amy Vander Vliet’s excellent synopsis Oregon Employment Forecast: Not Only Intact, but Accelerating to find out.

One popular quote from our third President is “A little rebellion now and then is a good thing.” Proponents of a 51st state have named it after this President. Guy Tauer gives us the facts and figures about what the economy in this state might look like in State of Jefferson: An Economic Perspective.

Deschutes County was one of the hardest hit counties in the Great Recession. Times have changed. Long Awaited Recovery Kicking Into Overdrive in Deschutes County, by Damon Runberg tells the story.

Our goal is that the information found in these articles and elsewhere on our main page,, is useful in your work and business life. You might know that a redesigned is coming on November 3rd. We are excited and hope you will be as well.

Enjoy Oregon’s beautiful fall colors, especially the return of the GREEN now that the rain is back.

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