• Oregon sets rates employees, employers will pay for paid leave

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    The state has a new paid family and medical leave program. Learn more here. By

    The Oregon Employment Department has officially set the rates that employers and employees will have to pay for the state’s new paid family and medical leave program.

    Starting in January, workers will pay 0.6% every paycheck and employers will pay 0.4%, the state decided.

    “For example, if an employee made $1,000 in wages, the employee would pay $6 and the employer would pay $4 for this paycheck,” the Employment Department said in a press release.

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  • Alaska Airlines launches new Oregon academy to help address pilot shortage

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    Alaska Airlines is launching a program to train more pilots. Learn more here.

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    Alaska Airlines is prepared to spend millions of dollars to help students attend an Oregon flight school, get their commercial pilot licenses and then get them flying planes for Horizon Air, its regional sister carrier.

    The Seattle-based air group is partnering with the Hillsboro Aero Academy to launch the flight school program, which will offer training in either Hillsboro or Redmond. The airline will offer low-interest flight school loans, cover the cost of a commercial pilot license, then give the new pilots a job upon completing the program.

  • Bend Parks & Rec Hiring Event: Thurs., March 3, 4 – 7 pm

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    Bend Parks & Recreation is hosting a hiring event today! Find out more here.

    Free recreation center pass with interview!

    With the busy seasons ahead and increasing recreation operations, Bend Park and Recreation District is hosting a hiring event and invites potential team members to learn more about job opportunities available in the district’s custodial, landscaping, maintenance, recreation and aquatics teams.

    The hiring event is scheduled:
    Thursday, March 3, 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.
    Bend Park & Recreation District Office,
    799 S.W. Columbia Street in Bend

    At the event, attendees can learn about particular positions, complete applications and participate in on-site interviews. BPRD plans to make job offers on the spot.…

  • Oregon unemployment rate declines for 20th straight month

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    Oregon’s unemployment rates are continuing to decline – MSA and food service employment rebounding to pre-pandemic levels. Read more here.

    Oregon’s unemployment rate was 4.1% in December, edging down from 4.2% in November, according to the state Employment Department.

    This was the 20th consecutive month of declines in Oregon’s unemployment rate.

    The U.S. unemployment rate dropped from 4.2% in November to 3.9% in December.

    Nonfarm payroll employment in Oregon rose by 8,200 in December, following a revised gain of 9,200 jobs in November.

    Throughout 2021, monthly job gains averaged 8,900. In December, gains were largest in leisure and hospitality (+2,600 jobs), health care and social assistance (+1,200), manufacturing (+900), and professional and business services (+900). None of the major industries had a big drop in jobs during December.