Oregon Employment researchers say a rise in Oregon employment will be slow over the next couple of years, but at least it will be steady. A recovering construction market that had already taken hold in the Portland metro area has no spread to two other major population areas, Bend and Medford. So they will now be doing their part to life Oregon’s overall economy.
For a comprehensive look at Oregon Employment Department forecasted trends Click here.
To track the recent history of job growth in Oregon since the economy crashed in 2008, here’s a bit of history of how Oregon has fared and what kinds of jobs are being offered. Click here.
And just in case you still want to know more about Oregon’s job situation, here is a report that outlines precisely which jobs that employers are having a tough time filling, that may give job seekers some insight as to what kinds of training or education they might pursue. Here’s a quick look at which jobs are the most difficult to fill, according to employers:
* Fence erectors
* Agriculture products graders and sorters
* Physical Therapists
* Bus/Truck mechanics – diesel
* Insurance Sales Agents
* Teacher Assistants
* Hair stylists and cosmetologists
* School bus drivers
* Packaging and filling machine operators and tenders
* Computer controlled machine too operators, metals and plastics
* Welders, cutters, solderers and brazers
* Lots and lots of others.
For a complete list, Click here.