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The most common reasons were lack of qualified candidates, lack of applicants, low wages or unfavorable working conditions.

 

Economist Jessica Nelson says these openings are harder to fill now than during the recession.

 

"A couple years ago employers found they had a lot more employees to chose from.  And now that the employment is tightening up, they are not seeing as many applicants and the ones that are applying are not the quality they are trying to attract."

 

The report found employers were having a harder time filling positions requiring post secondary training, but not a college degree.

 

Also, smaller employers, those with 2 to 19 employees, had the most difficulty filling positions.

 

Traffic & Weather

 

 

 

King Solomon Lane closed between Ferguson Road and King David. (7/25)

 

Jones Road, full road closure between Bennington Lane and NE Butler Market Road. May 18 – August 18, local access only.
 

Oregon State University off-site improvements for intersection reconstruction, July 11 – August 3,    7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., at intersection of Chandler Avenue and Yates Drive.

 

Orion Drive closed in two locations for sewer work; at the intersection with Avery Lane and between Desert Woods Drive and King Hezekiah Way.  From July 11 to Sept. 6. Detours marked.

 

Valhalla Sewer Relocation Project, Mt. Washington Drive at Shevlin Park Road intersection and North to Regency Street. Nighttime closures with detours marked during roundabout construction. Daytime closures for construction towards Regency Street.    7 p.m. – 7 a.m., July 11 – November.

 

R.A.B. Construction:

 

Murphy Road and Parrell Road closed with detours. (9/30)

 

Powell Butte Highway at Neff and Alfalfa Market Roads (8/31)

 
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