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Feb 09,2007
What if you could instant message potential decision makers and determine their interest or lack of interest immediately? Or even better… text message the director of human resources and conduct the job interview. Just like making plans for Friday night! Someone texts asking if you want to get together, you respond with a thanks but no thanks. No need to say why not or offer an explanation. No direct rejection. Wouldn’t it be great if ... [full story]
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Feb 09,2007
Legal, Computer and Management Positions in Highest Demand Legal, computer and management temporary jobs are likely to be the occupations most in demand over the next decade, according to a comprehensive analysis of the nation's temporary job market by Staffing Industry Analysts, the premier provider of market intelligence about the contingent workforce. Among the major highlights in Staffing Industry Analysts' 2007 Temporary Jobs Guidebook is the fact that demand for skilled occupations continues to grow ... [full story]
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Feb 02,2007
For some American engineers, their jobs may be making a commute without them. The outsourcing of jobs to foreign countries is changing the face of many American industries, and the engineering field is no exception. In fact, according to a recent survey conducted by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, commonly known as ASME, close to 75 percent of surveyed engineers said that they had wage pressures due to foreign labor competition. But even with ... [full story]
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Feb 02,2007
Job demand strongest in Management and Business/Finance occupations In January there were 3,141,800 online advertised vacancies, a largely seasonal decline of 6 percent from December, according to The Conference Board Help-Wanted OnLine Data Series released today. Over the year, online advertised vacancies were up 12 percent for the nation as a whole. In January there were 2.1 advertised vacancies online for every 100 persons in the national labor force. "January's job vacancy data points ... [full story]
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Feb 02,2007
Heisman Trophy finalist and Xbox 360 to provide first insider's look at the road to becoming a professional. Microsoft today announced that former University of Notre Dame quarterback Brady Quinn has teamed up with Xbox 360 to give fans an inside look at the fast track to the pros. The Xbox team will chronicle Quinn's weekly routine for fans, which will include his favorite video games, workouts and training sessions leading up to the 2007 ... [full story]
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Feb 02,2007
Connect Volunteer Program Benefits More Than 200 Community Organizations (Portland, Oregon) -- Umpqua Bank, a subsidiary of Umpqua Holdings Corporation donated nearly 15,000 associate volunteer hours through its Connect Volunteer Network in 2006. The Connect Volunteer Network is an industry-leading volunteer program that provides each full-time associate with 40 hours of paid time off each year to serve organizations and schools committed to youth and community development in Oregon, Southwest Washington and Northern California. During ... [full story]
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Feb 02,2007
PubTalk will feature keynote speaker Lance Neibauer on February 8.  Neibauer is founder and designer of kit aircraft manufacturer Lancair and its spin-off Columbia Aircraft. Neibauer will talk about business challenges in the high-barriers-to-entry aircraft manufacturing industry, raising equity capital and building successful companies. He’ll touch on his philosophies of design and company culture.   Lancair’s Lance Neibauer will be the featured keynote speaker at PubTalk on Feb. 8.Neibauer has been at the forefront of redefining ... [full story]
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Feb 02,2007
One middle-aged man was laid off and chose to retire. The other had a house full of yarn. Their circumstances evolved into one of the most successful yarn stores in the world. Alex Nikifortchuk met Steve Katinsky, a Los Angeles investor, when he managed online entertainment sites. The two men teamed up to build an online yarn store that serves knitters throughout the world. See www.yarnmarket.com "Yarnmarket has grown from dozen orders a day in ... [full story]
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Jan 26,2007
The Doernbecher Children's Hospital Foundation has announced the election of new directors and officers to its board. Linda Hickey, Sean T. Keys, Gerald E. Jerry Reser and Todd R. Stucky, CLU, ChFC, have been newly elected to regular two-year terms on the Doernbecher Children's Hospital Foundation Board.Linda Hickey is vice president of the Hickey Family Company, a private holding company, and manager of the Hickey Family Charitable Foundation. Hickey has been an active volunteer for ... [full story]
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Jan 26,2007
Most Would Prefer Long-Term Employment; Men Earning Almost 45 Percent More Per Hour than Women; Seniors Significant Part of Hourly Workforce Hourly workers are optimistic that they could find a new job, but most are satisfied with their current job and are surprisingly loyal to their employer, according to The Employment Guide(R) Hourly Employee Survey published by Dominion Enterprises. The findings are part of a national survey conducted in November that will form the basis ... [full story]
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Jan 26,2007
NIKE, Inc. announced Monday that Clare Hamill, a 26-year Nike executive with broad global product, merchandising and general management experience, has been named President and CEO of the company's wholly-owned Exeter Brands Group, which designs, markets and distributes athletic footwear and apparel under the Starter, Team Starter, Asphalt, Shaq, Dunkman and Tailwind brands. NIKE, Inc. based near Beaverton, Oregon, is the world's leading designer, marketer and distributor of authentic athletic footwear, apparel, equipment and accessories ... [full story]
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Jan 22,2007
SUNRIVER, Oregon -- Two Sunriver Resort sales managers have been named to the President and Chairman's Club by Destination Hotels & Resorts.  Debra Jolma and Joseé Cullins were honored at Miramonte Resort and Spa in Palm Springs on January 10.  The President and Chairman's Club recognizes sales managers who exceeded their yearly booking goals.    Debra Jolma and Joseé Cullins were honored at Miramonte Resort and Spa in Palm Springs on January 10. Debra Jolma, Senior Sales Manager, ... [full story]
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Jan 19,2007
The 2007 Board of Trustees of Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems (OAHHS) recently named Jim Diegel to the board for a three-year term beginning Jan. 1. Diegel is president and CEO of Cascade Healthcare Community, the parent company of St. Charles Medical Center–Bend and St. Charles Redmond.    Jim Diegel, President/CEO of Cascade Healthcare Community“I’m honored to have this opportunity,” said Jim Diegel. “I am really looking forward to working more closely with other Oregon ... [full story]
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