The Oregon Employment Department mailed out 1,328 job vacancy surveys to businesses in Jackson & Josephine Counties in 2016. 523 surveys were returned. From those responses, OED extrapolated estimates for the region. There were almost 3,000 job vacancies, up from about 2,800 in 2015. Two construction-related occupations were at the top of this year’s list with… Read More.
Thanks to the sponsorship of some of SOREDI’s valued members, and others, the Rogue Valley Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), is hosting the Southern Oregon Career Networking Expo on Saturday, May 13, from 9 am – 1 pm in the Olsrud Pavilion at the Jackson County Fairgrounds in Central Point, OR.… Read More.
Ashland Innovators Conference – Friday April 28, 2017 Emerging Trends, Challenges and economic opportunities in the Health Care Industry 12:00 – 1:00 PM Doors Open for Registration and Resource Tables 1:00 – 5:00 PM Keynote Speaker: Dr. Joe Robertson, President OHSU: Health Care Innovations for the Future Guy Tauer, Regional Economist, Oregon Employment Department: The Health Care… Read More.
When you see updated statistics on the unemployment rate, locally or nationally, do you ever wonder exactly what is being measured? How are these numbers collected and what do they represent? In fact, there are six different measurements of unemployment that are used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and this article gives a good… Read More.
Jackson County’s current unemployment rate is 4.6% Josephine County’s current unemployment rate is 5.1% Visit the State of Oregon Employment Departments Fast Facts Dashboard to compare this to the unemployment rate of other counties in Oregon and to see other updated employment statistics. https://www.qualityinfo.org/ed-ffd