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Prepare Your Resume for Seasonal Jobs in Oregon

Things move very fast in the world of seasonal work.

(SALEM, Ore.) - resume work While you may not be able to do a regular part-time job due to your other commitments, seasonal work provides a great opportunity to gain work experience for the future and boost your finances.

However, you need to ensure you are always prepared to apply for these jobs as they arise, and this means having a solid resume on hand.

Read Full Article (Jul-03-2014 08:30)

Dow Jones Soars Above 17,000 on Strong Jobs Report

The yield on 10-year Treasuries climbed three basis points to 2.66 percent.

(NEW YORK) - Dow Jones The Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed above 17,000 for the first time as data showed employers added more workers than projected in June and the European Central Bank disclosed details of its stimulus plans.

The Dow gained 71.09 points, or 0.4 percent, to 17,047.33 at 10:20 a.m. in New York. The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index rose 0.3 percent to a record 1,980.95.

Read Full Article (Jun-11-2014 05:50)

Report: Salem Area Workers Earn Less Than The National Average

Among the higher paying jobs in the Salem area were health educators and mental health counselors.

(SALEM, Ore. ) - Workers in Salem area get paid about 8 percent less an hour than the national average according to a report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Workers in the Salem Metropolitan Statistical Area had an average (mean) hourly wage of $20.44 in May 2013, while nationwide average was $22.33, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Regional Commissioner Richard J. Holden.

Read Full Article (May-29-2014 13:39)

Report: Oregon Teens Having a Hard Time Finding Work

Younger workers are less common, even in businesses that traditionally employ a lot of young workers, such as hotels and restaurants.

(SALEM, Ore. ) - Oregon added tens of thousands of new jobs while recovering from the Great Recession, but recent job growth completely overlooked younger workers. There were fewer workers ages 14 to 21 in 2012 than in 2010.

A new report from the Oregon Employment Department Endangered: Youth in the Labor Force is an overview of the labor market situation faced by teens and young adults.

Read Full Article (Jun-18-2013 10:02)

Why Don`t They Just Get a Job?

This brief observation was posted to a Canadian website. It applies equally and similarly to the United States.

(WATERLOO, Ontario) - I really dislike that question. I’ve heard it in many ways, from many different people; some well-meaning, others, not so much. I know the question comes out of a lack of understanding, an understanding that even myself, someone who deeply cares about poverty issues, didn’t truly grasp until a few years back.

I grew up in a middle class family. My parents both have fantastic jobs and we never lacked anything we needed.

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