Truck Transportation in Oregon Holds Steady at 18,800 jobs in 2018

By Research Division of the Oregon Employment Department | June 13, 2019

Oregon’s truck transportation industry leveled off in 2016, averaging 18,800 jobs, ending a six-year, post-Great Recession growth spurt. The industry’s employment held steady in both 2017 and 2018. At its 2006 pre-Great Recession peak, truck transportation averaged 19,700 jobs. Truck transportation hit bottom in 2010 with 16,500 jobs, leaving a gap of 3,200, or 16 percent, to fill.

Based on 2006

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SOREDI’s Annual Meeting – June 27

By Codi Spodnik | June 12, 2019

Register Now for SOREDI’s Rogue Adventure!   Do you have what it takes to find the Gems hidden throughout Southern Oregon and to reach into the Temple of Doom in search of great prizes! SOREDI’s upcoming Annual Dinner promises great riches of fun and information. Get your tickets now! Tables are filling up!

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Oregon Bioscience Association to Host Medford Mixer

By Codi Spodnik | June 12, 2019

Thanks to the tireless work of SOREDI member, Biomed Diagnostics, Oregon Bioscience Association will be hosting their first ever mixer in Medford! Until now, their chapter meetings, events, and classes have been conducted in Portland and Bend. All biotech, health and life sciences businesses in Southern Oregon are invited. What: Oregon Bioscience Medford Mixer When: […]

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A Look Back at Minimum Wage Jobs in 2018

By Research Division of the Oregon Employment Department | June 11, 2019

Between July 1, 2018 and July 1, 2019, Oregon’s minimum wages were $12.00 per hour within the Portland urban growth boundary, $10.75 standard, and $10.50 in nonurban counties. Roughly 7.5 percent of all jobs paid minimum wage or less in Oregon in the third quarter of 2018.The share of jobs paying minimum wage ranged from a low of 3.5 percent in Morrow County (279 jobs) to a high of 12.3 percent

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Southern Oregon Edge Profile: Providence Health & Services

By SOREDI | June 10, 2019

A Tradition of World-Class Care The basis for any strong community is the health of its people, and for more than 100 years, Providence has continued to bring a robust wellness strategy to the Rogue Valley through its values of dignity, compassion, justice, excellence, and integrity. High touch converges with high tech to make Providence […]

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Oregon’s Minimum Wage Increases July 1, 2019

By Research Division of the Oregon Employment Department | June 7, 2019

Oregon’s minimum wage increases on July 1, 2019, but the raises won’t be the same across the state. The minimum wage increases to $12.50 per hour inside the Portland urban growth boundary, $11.00 per hour in nonurban counties, and $11.25 in other areas of the state.Oregon’s three minimum wages will be in the top nine state-level minimum wages in the nation. The highest minimum wage will be in the

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Register Today to Brave the Temple of Doom at SOREDI’s Annual Meeting

By Codi Spodnik | June 5, 2019

You won’t want to miss our Rogue Adventure Annual Conference on June 27. Register today. There are still full tables available, giving you the best price, so that you can invite your clients, employees or friends along for your adventure. Over the past year, SOREDI has faced obstacles and challenges, dodged pitfalls and discovered treasure! […]

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2019 Oregon Wage Data

By Research Division of the Oregon Employment Department | June 5, 2019

The 2019 version of the Oregon Employment Department’s annual summary of occupational wage information is now available. Thanks to survey responses from employers around the state, wage scales for over 700 job categories have been calculated. Regional wage information is also available; however, wages are published only for those occupations that meet certain criteria for statistical reliability.

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Community Gems: Hiking in Jacksonville, Discovering Britt Festivals

By Codi Spodnik | June 5, 2019

Did you know that Jacksonville has over forty-five miles of hiking trails—all kept up by volunteers? Or did you realize that when the Britt Festival began, it only featured classical music? Jacksonville is one of the most historic cities in Southern Oregon, and today, tourists visit from all across the country to delight in high-quality […]

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Two Southern Oregon Companies Join BUILT OREGON’s First Accelerator Cohort

By Alex Palmer | June 4, 2019

At SOREDI we’ve been really excited to partner with and support Built Oregon’s mission to make Oregon a center of excellence for consumer product innovation and growth. A key part of this mission is Built Oregon’s first accelerator program . Today, they announced the companies participating in the next cohort, which includes Southern Oregon companies, HEM […]

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