April 17, 2018
April 17, 2018
Oregon Employment Department,
The Employment Department’s latest job vacancy survey shows Oregon’s private employers reported 49,500 job vacancies in winter 2018. They reported a similar level of job vacancies (50,600) the previous winter.
While the total number of vacancies remained stable over the year, there was a notable increase in the number of job vacancies with “other” education requirements. These job openings required some certification or license in addition to a high school diploma, but not an associate, bachelor’s, or advanced degree. Vacancies with other education requirements increased from 2,900 in winter 2017 to 7,300 during winter 2018. They included a diverse group of occupations, such as electricians, nursing assistants, automotive service technicians, firefighters, physical therapists, truck drivers, and plumbers. This category of vacancies paid well above average, $24.36 per hour compared with $16.44 for all job openings.
More information about all of Oregon’s job vacancies, including quarterly and annual indicators for Oregon and sub-state areas, can be found at QualityInfo.org under the Job Vacancy Survey section of the Publications page.
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