Economy

Economy, Business, Finance & Labor

Recorded on: March 4th, 2016

Air Date: March 7th, 2016

International Business Times

When someone closes a bank account or leaves a job, sometimes they forget to withdraw remaining funds or pick-up their last paycheck. These funds, along with left-behind property, end up with the Oregon State Treasury. People can search a free online database to see if they have unclaimed assets.

Kyra Buckley

While Oregon's economy is recovering from the recession, it's still challenging for veterans to find jobs. Wednesday more than a dozen employers and hundreds of veterans gathered for a job fair at the Eugene Hilton.

It's Tax Time For Recreational Marijuana Dispensaries

Feb 21, 2016
Mjpresson Wikimedia

The Oregon Department of Revenue says nearly a quarter of the recreational marijuana dispensaries haven't registered to pay the first installment tax on pot sales.

Karen Richards

The Oregon lottery was established in 1984 by popular vote. Over time, citizens have elected to add video poker and direct portions of the revenue to state parks and watersheds. The lottery has become a crucial source of funds for many. 

 

www.dredgepoint.org

Oregon's Army Corps of Engineers will have adequate funding for dredging projects on the coast.

Eugene area techies are invited to put their skills to work for the greater good this weekend.

Hack for a Cause is the brainchild of Technology Association of Oregon, the City of Eugene and others. KLCC’s Rachael McDonald spoke with organizer Joshua Purvis.

The Oregonian

Thanks to a $402 million dollar tax surplus, Oregon taxpayers could receive a credit or "kicker" on their tax returns this year.

Solar Energy Jobs Expand In Oregon

Jan 31, 2016
Oregon Department of Transportation

The solar energy sector continues to grow in Oregon, and a new census shows jobs in the industry are booming as well.

A growing number of Lane County individuals and families who work --are still unable to afford the basic necessities to live. A United Way study called the “ALICE Report” has just been released and it is starting conversations about our region’s hidden poor.

ALICE stands for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed. The acronym is being used to describe four in ten households in Lane County and even more in other parts of Oregon. When a person or family earns more than the Federal Poverty Level but struggles to afford basic needs, they are living on the ALICE threshold.

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