Portland Isn't As Young Or Underemployed As You've Heard

OPB | Feb. 12, 2015

THURSDAY: A new report from the city economist provides a surprising contradiction to the narrative that Portland is a place for young people to retire.

Talking Business

OPB | Nov. 18, 2014

TUESDAY: Scott Nelson, business editor for The Oregonian, joins us for our regular business news update.

Pot Attitudes Unlikely To Affect Workplace Anytime Soon

OPB | Nov. 10, 2014

MONDAY: We'll talk to an employment attorney about what is likely to change — and not change — after the passage of recreational marijuana in Oregon.

Second Chance Summit Takes Up Employing People With Criminal Backgrounds

OPB | Oct. 23, 2014

THURSDAY: The summit — a first of its kind in Oregon — will bring together businesses, government, and non-profit stakeholders to share best employment practices inclusive of those with criminal backgrounds.

Talking Business

OPB | June 24, 2014

TUESDAY: Suzanne Stevens, editor of the Portland Business Journal, talks about the business stories on her radar.

News Roundtable: May 16, 2014

OPB | May 16, 2014

FRIDAY: We review some of the biggest news stories of the week.

Is Central Oregon's Economy Turning A Corner?

OPB | March 13, 2014

THURSDAY: Recent unemployment figures suggest that Central Oregon's economy is improving. It was one of the hardest hit by the recession and housing bust.

Exploring Firefighter Fatigue

OPB | Aug. 29, 2013

Firefighters work long shifts in intense conditions. What keeps them coming back for more, and how do they prevent fatigue?

Graduation Stories

OPB | June 13, 2013

As graduation season is upon us, we'll look at who's graduating with non-standard diplomas and who's not graduating at all — and explore the implications.

Federal Lawsuit Claims Oregon Violates Americans With Disabilities Act

OPB | April 03, 2013

The U.S. Department of Justice has joined a class action lawsuit filed by disability advocacy groups against the Oregon Department of Human Services.

Who Is The Breadwinner In Your Family?

OPB | March 22, 2013

What responsibilities and privileges go along with being the breadwinner, or staying home?

Culture Club

OPB | Feb. 28, 2013

Our weekly conversation about some of the most talked about stories of the week.

Youth Unemployment

OPB | April 19, 2012

The unemployment rate for people under 25 is even higher than the overall unemployment rate. And it's going up.

Responding to Rising Health Care Costs

OPB | April 18, 2012

Some Oregonians are increasingly choosing to delay or forgo medical care for financial reasons.

Environmental Update

OPB | Jan. 30, 2012

Cassandra Profita informs us of the commercial sized biofuel project coming to Boardman that will use breakthrough techniques to attain ethanol from trees and waste, financed partly with federal money.

Talking Business

OPB | Jan. 18, 2012

Portland Business Journal editor Rob Smith joins us to discuss local mergers and acquisitions, new exports at the Port of Portland, and increasing losses at the zoo and other Metro-run venues.

Employers Unable To Find Skilled Workers

OPB | Jan. 12, 2012

Even though unemployment remains high in Oregon, some businesses within the state are struggling to find skilled workers to hire.

Layoffs at the Tillamook Cheese Factory

OPB | Jan. 11, 2012

Tillamook Cheese has announced that it will be cutting 50 positions at its factory in Tillamook.

From Unemployed to Self-Employed

OPB | Sept. 28, 2011

President Obama's jobs act includes a way for unemployed workers to start up new businesses which is modeled after an Oregon program.

Summer Jobs

OPB | July 13, 2011

Only one in four teenagers is expected to be employed this summer. Why are teen employment rates hitting record lows?