March - Unwrapping Central Oregon's Labor Force Trend: Are we now in a "job seeker" market?
In the last years of the recession the labor force across the
nation, state, and region began to decline rapidly. Much of this decline was
predicted as the baby boomers began to age out the workforce; however, this
demographic change didn’t paint a complete picture. Young people were working
at a lower rate, long-term unemployed went back to school to retool for a new
job market, and some stopped looking for work entirely. The economy is now
red-hot in Deschutes County stimulating a surge in the local labor force.
However, is the labor force growing fast enough to supply a competitive labor
pool for employers? Are young people entering the labor force at a fast enough
pace to compensate for the Boomers aging out of the labor force? Damon will
discuss these labor force trends here in Central Oregon and how it may impact
local human resources professionals.
Speaker - Damon Runberg
Damon Runberg has been with the Oregon Employment Department for
over four years and is the Regional Economist for Central Oregon (Crook,
Deschutes, Jefferson, Klamath, and Lake Counties). He is responsible for
developing monthly estimates of employment and unemployment in Central Oregon,
as well as helping to develop and analyze industry and occupational projections
for the region. He holds a Master’s Degree in Public Policy specializing in
econometric analysis from Oregon State University in Corvallis.
When: Wednesday, March 18, 2015
7:30 a.m. Networking 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. Presentation
Where: Shilo Inn, 3105 O. B. Riley
Road, Bend, OR (541) 389-9600
Please complete the RSVP Form
Events & News
- Train the Trainer Series - starting April 8 - May 6 (5 sessions) See flyer for details.
- NHRMA Oregon Human Resource Academy is April 14 - 16, 2015 at the Embassy Suites Portland Airport. Click here for hotel reservations.
- "New System, New Updates" - HRCI has made some significant changes for re-certification. Make yourself aware! Visit here for the recorded webinar hosted by HRCI.
- Registration for the 2015 NHRMA Conference is OPEN! Pre-approved for 19.5 SHRM PDC's and 19.5 HRCI Recertifcation Credits. October 5 -7 in Portland. Details here
The HRACO Mentoring Program
Although human resource professionals have informally been mentors to others in the field for decades, formal SHRM mentoring programs across the country have had great success. We believe our members in Central Oregon can also benefit from such a program.
The Mentoring Program is still accepting applications for HR Professionals who would like to be mentored.
Find out more information by visiting the Programs page.