March 2021 HRACO Virtual Chapter Meeting
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About The Event
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Presentation: Shifting to an Employer-Driven Market?
Before the onset of COVID-19 and the ensuing recession Central Oregon had been in a period of high labor demand and low labor supply, a job seeker market. This all shifted with the mass layoffs due to the pandemic. With employment relatively high and the employment situation far from recovered we find ourselves in the situation where businesses have more leverage and choice when hiring. Damon Runberg will highlight the labor market conditions in Central Oregon and answer the question, are we now in an employer-driven market?
Speaker: Damon Runberg
Damon is a state economist with the Oregon Employment Department covering Central Oregon, the Klamath Basin, and the Columbia River Gorge. He calculates the monthly employment and unemployment estimates for the area’s counties; additionally, Damon tracks various economic indicators critical to the region’s economy. He writes prolifically and regularly gives presentations on the state of the local economy. Damon received his Master of Public Policy from Oregon State University (Corvallis) where he specialized in econometric analysis and natural resource economics. Before that he received his undergraduate from Gonzaga University.
This program is approved for 1.0 PDC by SHRM & pending for 1.0 General Credit by HRCI
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