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The average worker in the Bend metro area earned $19.05 an hour in May 2010; roughly 11% below the nationwide average of $21.35 an hour. This is according to a report just released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Food preparation and serving related workers were the lowest paid occupational group in the area at $11.11 an hour. The three largest occupational groups in Deschutes County are: : office and administration support,  sales related jobs and food preparation and food service. Healthcare practitioners and healthcare technical occupations in the area were highest paid at $38.97 an hour, followed by management occupations at $37.93 an hour.

 

 

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  • Intersection of NW Broadway Street and NW Delaware for waterline replacement project, road closures with detours clearly marked for thru traffic, 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily with roads opened nightly. Motorists are encouraged to avoid this area and use Bond Street and Wall Street.

 

  • Nels Anderson Road between Nels Anderson Place and Brandis Court, single northbound shoulder closure will be in effect, two-way traffic to be maintained. Project completion expected December 2017.