Employment. Labor market.
City of Portland building code enforcers, facing layoff, are getting some unexpected love from the construction industry.
It’s part of a “pure play” trend in which publicly-traded companies focus on one line of business, so that stock correlates with its sector.
Eugene’s once-great Register-Guard has seen rapid decline since its family owners sold it in 2018—and waves of staff cuts and outsourcing.
Jobs reviewing plans and inspecting buildings may be at risk because a drop in construction activity and related permit fees.
Union crews that typically work Portland Trailblazer home games at the Moda Center have been replaced with non-union workers.
The closure means layoff for 64 workers, but thanks to a $55 million coal transition fund, they’ll get a lump sum payment of about $44,000.
Local building trades union leaders are baffled as an accused wage thief bids high and gets the worst rating, but wins contract.
Bite into a burger at any Portland-area Wendy’s or Burger King, and there’s a one in three chance the bun began with Mario Aldaco.
If Nabisco closes its N.J. and Georgia plants in 2021, just three would remain: Portland, Chicago, and Richmond. And lots of Mexican product.
The Oremet plant has been in operation since 1956, but nearly all its product goes to Boeing, which has largely halted airliner production.