Up to 900 people could one day be living in apartments planned the now-defunct Truitt Brothers Cannery on Front Street. Developers plan housing, a food hall, brewery and possibly a soccer stadium.
Customers are finding discounts on everything from pens to papers to maps as Cooke Stationery readies to shut down. The last day for the Salem business is Friday, April 28.
The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained at 4.6% in February after steadily increasing since July 2022, according to state Employment Department data.
While the labor market is tight in Salem and elsewhere, one class of workers is underemployed. A look at how workers with disabilities are far underrepresented in today’s labor market.
The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose from 4.5% in December to 4.6% in January, according to state Employment Department data. The rate remains low by historical standards for Salem.
The Oregon Homeowner Assistance Fund, which offers aid to homeowners who were impacted financially by the pandemic, will resume accepting applications on Wednesday, March 8.
One long-time auto dealership family sells out to another as Dodge franchise in Salem shifts. The dealership has been operating out of its south Salem location since 1963.
THE ECONOMY: A tight labor market has opened the way for those in low-paying jobs to get new positions with better pay. About one in three Salem area workers have seen pay raises in the past year.
The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose from 4.3% in November to 4.5% in December, according to state Employment Department data. That figure remains low by historical standards for Salem.
The availability of people to take local jobs and homes to house them are expected to drive Salem’s economy in 2023. Interest rates and foreign affairs could also ripple through Salem, local leaders say. Salem Reporter surveyed them on their outlooks for the year.