Are you searching for a job in Portland Oregon? Thankfully, there are a wide variety of companies that are hiring this fall.
In this article, we will break down what’s happening with the Portland Oregon jobs market and offer you information on what employers are looking for right now.
Current Hiring Trends In Portland
It’s hard to say with any certainty how long our low unemployment rate will last. However, we’re not seeing organizations pull back on adding new personnel. Indeed, the companies we work with continue to expand and hire new people. And because of the high demand for workers, we’re seeing employers invest much more time and effort in recruiting services.
What In Demand Skills Are Needed?
Local tech companies tell us they struggle to find experienced software developers in Portland. And there’s a huge need for healthcare workers.
Employers also say they want people who are emotionally intelligent, curious, and open communicators. There’s a big demand for these kinds of soft skills in all sectors. As technology takes over more manual tasks, companies are turning to professionals to take on more complex, strategic work.
Our state is well served by our entrepreneurial, “why don’t we try this?” spirit. During the last recession, it led many creative, hardworking professionals in Oregon to create new companies or take a chance working at a startup. Some of those firms failed, but others succeeded and contributed to the growth we enjoy today.
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