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Report: Workers, Workers Everywhere and Not a Job in Sight

February 6, 2007

Oregon lawmakers are considering a bill that would help train workers for living-wage jobs in the state, but a new report released today shows they still may have a hard time finding work. The report, authored by the Northwest Federation of Community Organizations, finds nearly 20 job-seekers are vying for every living-wage job opening in Oregon.

Geri Washington, with Oregon Action, says the training bill is a good idea, but there should be an amendment that would require the state to track job availability.

"By tracking living-wage jobs and non-living-wage jobs, the state would then know where to invest its resources."

Washington says tracking would give the state a better picture of where investments are needed to create and support living-wage job growth.

The report shows there are over 200,000 job seekers for just under 65,000 living-wage job openings.

The report is available online at www.nfco.org.

Dondrea Warner/Jamie Folsom, Public News Service - OR