Some good news in The Oregonian today when it comes to employment in the state:
According to the article:
The state’s jobless rate slid to 8.5 percent in April, officials said Tuesday, and payroll employment jumped by 2,300, seasonally adjusted. Oregon also gained 1,200 jobs in March, instead of losing 300 as initially estimated.
As for OHSU, we’ve witnessed pretty strong job increases despite the weakened economy of the past couple of years:
A few stats:
- In July 2000, OHSU had 10,037 employees
- In July 2005, that # was 11,307
- In July 2009, when the national economy was severely in the tank, our staffing was 12,547
- As for now? We have just under 14-thousand employees
For many of us, it’s exciting to work for an organization that improves health while bringing jobs to the region.