Register for SOBC 2019 Before Dec. 31 and WIN!

By Codi Spodnik | December 5, 2018

Register by December 31, 2018 for SOBC 2019: Igniting Innovation and you will be entered into a drawing to win a $550 value gift package from Eagle Point Golf Club! This gift package includes dinner for two at the Talon Grill, an overnight stay at The Resort at Eagle Point, and a round of golf at […]

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Oregon Careers 2019: Available at No Cost!

By Research Division of the Oregon Employment Department | December 5, 2018

We have recently released our Oregon Careers 2019 magazine aimed at the career planning needs of students. It contains information about how to select and prepare for a career. You can order hard copies of this magazine in English at no charge by filling an order form at

The Spanish edition, Carreras en Oregon 2019, will be available online in early 2019 in

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Oregon Employment Dept. Releases Oregon Careers 2019

By Codi Spodnik | December 4, 2018

The State of Oregon Employment Department has released their booklet of career and job search information, CAREERS Oregon 2019. CAREERS Oregon 2019 assists students in career planning, assessing a variety of education options after high school, job searching tips and other resources. CAREERS Oregon 2019 is available for full download here. 

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Strategy Planning for Teams: Planning for Growth

By Codi Spodnik | December 4, 2018

SOU’s Professional Development Workshop Series offers Strategy Planning for Teams: Planning for Growth. This half day workshop runs from 8:30 am – 11:30 am on Wednesday, December 12, at the Higher Education Center, 101 S. Bartlett Street in Medford. Description: What if you had a terrific, innovative idea to grow your business? Do you know […]

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Fruit of the Vine: Oregon’s Grape and Wine Industry

By Research Division of the Oregon Employment Department | December 4, 2018

As Oregon businesses struggled during the Great Recession (2007-2009) and the years to follow, the state’s grape and wine industry flourished. In 2007, there were 792 vineyards and 351 permitted or bonded wineries in the state; by 2009, that number had grown to 835 vineyards and 377 wineries. This growth has accelerated during the post-recessionary period, and by 2017, there were 1,144 vineyards

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Unwrapping Holiday Hiring

By Research Division of the Oregon Employment Department | November 30, 2018

Retailers and package delivery companies rely on the holiday season to provide an end-of-year boost in sales that makes operating during the rest of the year worthwhile. Some businesses hire extra workers, often on a temporary basis, to get them through this busy time of year.

Oregon’s job buildup in industries with strong holiday employment patterns was 11,196 in 2017, which was close to the

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Celebrate the Gifts of the Season with us on December 6

By Codi Spodnik | November 28, 2018

Every time we are able to help a business in our region accomplish a success, we consider it a Gift! Join us in toasting all the Gifts of this Season and tour our new location, 1311 E. Barnett Road, co-located with People’s Bank. Please recognize them as a co-host while you enjoy complimentary beer, wine, […]

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Rogue Community College SBDC Announces New Business Advisor

By Codi Spodnik | November 28, 2018

RCC Small Business Development Center Director, Ron Goss, is pleased to announce that recently retired banker, Deelia Warner, has joined the RCC SBDC’s business advising team. “Deelia is a well-respected member of our local community and offers a wealth of banking, business assistance, and personal relationship experience with many of our businesses and community leaders […]

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Employee Tenure Averages Four Years

By Research Division of the Oregon Employment Department | November 27, 2018

How long do workers stay in a given job? Nationally, the average employee tenure in January 2018 was 4.2 years. Data to address this question isn’t available for Oregon, but every two years the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics publishes this information for the nation, which results from supplemental questions in the Current Population Survey.

Data back to 2006 show little variation – job tenure

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SOREDI Hosts 2019 SOBC: Igniting Innovation: Building High Impact Communities

By SOREDI | November 27, 2018

Southern Oregon Regional Economic Development, Inc. (SOREDI) will host their 16th Annual Southern Oregon Business Conference (SOBC) on Thursday, January 31, 2019, from 1:00 – 5:00 pm. Registration begins at 12:30 pm. Held at Inn at the Commons in Medford, this conference seeks to unite municipal partners, educators and private sector business leaders to cultivate […]

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