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Oregon’s Hazelnut Harvest

Hazelnuts have been known by a variety of names. It has been called the Cobb nut, the Pontiac nut, the Spanish nut, and the Lombard. Many people also call them filberts. However, there is some debate about where the name “filbert” came from. Some speculate that the name filbert originated from the Old English term for “full beard,” in reference to the nut’s outer husk. Others believe the name was

Community Gems: Gateway to the Outdoors

Every year tourists from across all of American end up in Ashland, where plays develop imaginations, shops intrigue specialty gift-hunters, and scenic beauty captures explorers. Southern Oregon residents are all […]

Notes from Colleen’s Desk: Speechless in Southern Oregon

I sometimes find myself speechless. Some might call that… shocking. I really do not have the words to express the angst that we feel here at SOREDI with the latest […]

Community Gems: The Bear Hotel

Contrary to its name, the Bear Hotel is not actually a hotel for bears—or for humans. This ‘hotel’ is actually a warehouse and museum owned by the Evergreen Federal Bank, […]

Oregon’s Forest Sector Employment Totals 61,600 in 2019

Forest sector-related employment in Oregon totaled 61,600 in 2019, which accounted for 3% of Oregon’s workforce. Forest-related jobs paid relatively well, with an annual average wage of $56,600, roughly 3% more than the average of $55,000 for all jobs covered by unemployment insurance in 2019.The majority of Oregon’s forest sector-related employment occurs in privately owned companies. About

Oregon’s Forest Sector Employment Totals 61,600 in 2019

Forest sector-related employment in Oregon totaled 61,600 in 2019, which accounted for 3% of Oregon’s workforce. Forest-related jobs paid relatively well, with an annual average wage of $56,600, roughly 3% more than the average of $55,000 for all jobs covered by unemployment insurance in 2019.The majority of Oregon’s forest sector-related employment occurs in privately owned companies. About

Rogue Valley gets over $8,000,000 in Disaster Recovery Employment Grants

The Rogue Workforce Partnership has been awarded $8,073,654 in new federal grants to help the region respond to the recent wildfire disaster, as well as other impacts related to the […]

November 2020 Employment and Unemployment in Oregon’s Counties

In November 2020, all of Oregon’s 36 counties experienced over-the-month decreases in their unemployment rates. In 33 counties, unemployment rates dropped by half a percentage point or more. Lincoln, Josephine, and Sherman counties experienced the largest over-the-month decreases at 1.1 percentage points each. Lincoln County had Oregon’s highest seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in November

November 2020 Employment and Unemployment in Oregon’s Counties

In November 2020, all of Oregon’s 36 counties experienced over-the-month decreases in their unemployment rates. In 33 counties, unemployment rates dropped by half a percentage point or more. Lincoln, Josephine, and Sherman counties experienced the largest over-the-month decreases at 1.1 percentage points each. Lincoln County had Oregon’s highest seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in November

SOREDI Seeks Applications from Rural Entrepreneurs and Companies for its 2020 Southern Oregon Rural Startup Challenge

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Colleen Padilla, Executive Director (541) 773-8946 Medford, Oregon – SOREDI is pleased to announce it is now accepting applications for its inaugural Southern Oregon […]