Eric G.

ON AIR NOW

Eric G.

12:00pm - 2:00pm

Contact
Local News


SALEM, OR -- Oregon businesses reported more than 53,000 job vacancies in the spring - that’s the largest number ever reported by the state’s Job Vacancy Survey.

Senior Economic Analyst Gail Krumenauer says 6,300 of those vacancies were in Central Oregon. "For the spring of 2015, we saw a big bump in the number of vacancies in Central Oregon. The numbers in Central Oregon were boosted by vacancies for wildland firefighters and also for leisure and hospitality."
 
Krumenauer says the newly released state report reflects a record-setting number of openings. "53,300 job vacancies in the spring of 2015, that’s the most that we’ve ever found in the history of the Oregon job vacancy survey. That’s more than we found even in the spring of 2008." The spring statistic is 6,400 more vacancies than a year ago.
 
Many employers reported having a more difficult time finding the workers they need. Krumenauer says Central Oregon reported the highest share of difficult-to-fill job openings in the state, at 71%. Businesses most commonly reported a lack of applicants or a lack of qualified candidates as the primary reason for having difficulty filling vacancies.
 
The ratio of unemployed Oregonians to vacancies is now two to one.
 

Hide Comments

Traffic

 

 

  • Click on the link for the latest conditions on the mountain passes.
  • Roundabout at intersection of NW Shevlin Park Road and NW Mt. Washington Drive for roundabout reconstruction, road closure with detours, 5/13/19 - 6/27/19.
  • SE Cessna Drive between SE Piper Drive and SE Craven Road for waterline installation, road closure with detour, 5/20/19 – 6/6/19.
  • NE 6th Street between NE Greenwood Avenue (US Hwy 20) and NE Majesty Lane for asphalt speed hump installation, pavement markings, and concrete work at several intersections, rolling one block closures and detours along with day time flagging, 4/29/19 – 6/15/19.
  • Brosterhous Road between American Lane and Jacklight Lane for sewer main installation, southbound lane closures with detours, until 7/15/19.
KBND ON FACEBOOK
 
 
FOLLOW US ON TWITTER