Oregon relies heavily on its manufacturing sector for good jobs and steady tax revenue. The state’s manufacturers could benefit significantly from post-pandemic investments and policies, but doing so will require the engagement of state and local governments.
President Joe Biden on Thursday announced that he will sign an executive order directing the U.S. Department of Labor to mandate COVID-19 vaccinations for all personnel at companies with more than 100 employees. The directive is expected to include a mandatory weekly test-out option, if the employee refuses the vaccine.
The Oregon Business & Industry (OBI) board of directors today named Angela Wilhelms as the organization’s next president & CEO. Currently an executive at the University of Oregon in Eugene, Ms. Wilhelms will begin her transition to OBI effective Sept. 1, 2021.
The $6 billion in federal aid expected by state and local governments in Oregon in just a few weeks represents an unprecedented transfusion of cash that could prove transformational – if it is invested wisely.
UPDATED: April 19, 2021 The Oregon Health Authority has released a comprehensive “employer toolkit” designed to help you communicate important information about vaccines to your workers, and to give them information about locations and appointments now that all Oregonians 16 and older are eligible for the vaccine. For employers, there are a few immediate steps…
With the COVID-19 pandemic continuing and the public barred from the Capitol, a majority of Oregonians believe state legislators should focus on priorities, take care of critical business and leave broad legislative agendas for another time, according to a poll conducted early this month.