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Portland unemployment hits six-year low.

PORTLAND, Ore. — According to a report from the Oregon Employment Department, unemployment in the seven-county Portland metro area fell to 6 percent in January. That number is a .4-percent drop from December and is the lowest in more than six years. Por ...

Smith Optics eyeing Portland for design center.

PORTLAND, Ore. — Ski goggle, sunglasses and eyewear maker Smith Optics is establishing its Pacific Coast Design Center in Portland. The move will bring 45 jobs to the city. Smith Optics is leasing three floors of the former Salvation Army building at  ...

Cascade Sotheby’s a hot job property in Portland.

PORTLAND, Ore. — Luxury residential real estate company Sotheby’s International Realty has awarded the franchise for the Portland area to Cascade Sotheby’s. The firm plans to hire 100 real estate brokers in the next two years. Cascade Sotheb ...

Portland’s Vacasa to hire 6,000 in 2015.

PORTLAND, Ore. – Vacasa, an online vacation property rental company based in Portland, is on track to hire 6,000 employees in 2015 and add 20,000 homes to its portfolio. The employee count will be a jump from the current roster of 570 employees. About ...