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|Salem-News.com (July 29,2014 14:27)
Oregon State Fair Needs 300 to 400 WorkersSalem-News.com Staff
Some positions may have shifts before and after the 11-day fair.
(SALEM, Ore. ) -What better way to experience the Oregon State Fair than as an employee. Read Full Article
Job seekers ages 16 and older are encouraged to apply now for openings in admissions, food stands, parking and more. A recruitment event is set for 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 12, in the Pavilion at the Oregon State Fairgrounds, 2330 17th St. NE.
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Salem-News.com (July 24,2014 11:35)
Portland Police Issue Warning of Scam Involving Grandparents Salem-News.com Staff
The typical scam involves a frantic call from a "grandchild" in trouble, or someone saying the grandchild is in trouble with the law.
(PORTLAND, Ore. ) -The Portland Police Bureau would like to remind Portland area residents, especially seniors, that a common scam known as the "Grandparent Scam" remains active in the community. Read Full Article
The "Grandparent Scam" has been around for many years and is just one variation of the impostor scams that dupe people into losing thousands of dollars.
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Salem-News.com (July 23,2014 09:30)
Department of Transportation to Establish New Rules to Ensure Safety of Oil Rail TankersSalem-News.com Staff
The proposed new regulations would extend those precautions to all trains carrying 20 or more tank carloads of either crude or ethanol.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) -After months of pressure by Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley, other legislators, and advocates around the country, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx announced Wednesday that the Department of Transportation will take steps to establish new regulations to improve the safe transportation of crude oil by rail. Read Full Article
Since the release of an emergency order by DOT in May setting transportation safety standards of Bakken crude by rail, Senator Merkley has called for better notification to state and local first responders of not only Bakken crude, but all flammable substances being transported by rail.
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Salem-News.com (July 23,2014 07:42)
Salem, Willamette Valley Gas Prices Continue to Fall Kevin Hays Salem-News.com
The top five most expensive states are Hawaii, Alaska, California, Washington and Oregon.
(PORTLAND, Ore. ) -Oregon is one of 42 states and Washington D.C. where gas prices have fallen in the last month.Read Full Article
In Salem over the past week, the average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline fell 3 cents to $3.91.
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Salem-News.com (July 22,2014 07:25)
US Gas Prices Continue to Fall Despite Worldwide ConflictsSalem-News.com Staff
Oregon still has the 5th highest average price at $3.95 a gallon.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) -The national average price of gas has fallen for 24 consecutive days due to abundant refinery production, even as geopolitical tensions gain global attention.Read Full Article
Tuesday’s national average price for regular unleaded gasoline is $3.57 per gallon, which is the lowest price since April 4.
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Salem-News.com (July 17,2014 14:05)
Oregon AG Files Lawsuit Against Makers of 5-Hour Energy DrinksSalem-News.com Staff
The lawsuit alleges that the companies repeatedly violated the Oregon Unlawful Trade Practices Act by making deceptive and misleading claims about their 5-hour ENERGY products.
(SALEM, Ore. ) -Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum on Thursday, filed a lawsuit against Living Essentials and Innovation Ventures, the makers of the energy drink 5-Hour ENERGY. Read Full Article1
Salem-News.com (July 17,2014 09:30)
Microsoft E-Mails Employees About Massive LayoffsSalem-News.com Staff
We will offer severance to all employees impacted by these changes, as well as job transition help in many locations, and everyone can expect to be treated with the respect they deserve for their contributions to this company.
(REDMOND, Wash. ) -Microsoft on Thursday announced a restructuring plan to simplify its organization and align the recently acquired Nokia Devices and Services business with the company’s overall strategy. Read Full Article0
These steps will result in the elimination of up to 18,000 positions over the next year.
Salem-News.com (July 17,2014 07:29)
Oregon`s Timber Harvest Climbs for 4th Straight YearSalem-News.com Staff
Timber harvest increases can be attributed to a strong export market for Oregon logs in 2013, coupled with a domestic market recovery, particularly in housing.
(SALEM, Ore. ) -In 2013, Oregon's timber harvest rose to 4.2 billion board feet, marking four consecutive years of increase from the recession low of 2.72 billion board feet in 2009. Read Full Article0
"This was the first harvest above four billion board feet in seven years," said ODF principal economist Brandon Kaetzel, "and represents a 12 percent increase over the 2012 harvest of 3.75 billion board feet."
Salem-News.com (July 16,2014 15:27)
Oregon Businesses Report Large Number of Job VacanciesSalem-News.com Staff
The largest increase since last spring occurred in vacancies requiring a high school diploma, which doubled.
(SALEM, Ore. ) -Oregon businesses reported 11,700 more job vacancies in the spring of 2014 than they did the prior year. Businesses had approximately 46,900 job vacancies in the spring months of 2014, according to a Job Vacancy Survey recently completed by the Oregon Employment Department. Read Full Article0
The last time vacancies were at this level was in 2008, before the Great Recession did its damage. In the spring of 2008, Oregon had 47,900 vacancies.