State of Oregon Archives: on Jobs

Bud Pierce: Vigilance in enforcing Equal Pay laws for women

On average, female full-time workers made 78 cents for every dollar earned by men in 2013. Studies found that women generally earn less than men in nearly every occupation. Some of this gap results from life and career choices that men and women make, but it underscores the fact that Oregon needs to remain vigilant in enforcing the existing "Equal Pay" laws prohibiting pay discrimination based on sex.
Source: 2016 Oregon Gubernatorial campaign website Dec 9, 2015

Jeff Merkley: Minimum wage should be left to the states

As a newcomer to politics, Wehby has also struggled at times to define her views. In an interview in December, she seemed to agree with the assertion that it's wrong for government to mandate a minimum wage.

Wehby later clarified that she believes the minimum wage "should be left to the states." When asked this week if that meant she would oppose an increase in the federal minimum wage--as Democrats are trying to do in Congress--Wehby said, "You know, I'd have to look at each piece of legislation."

Source: The Oregonian on 2014 Oregon Senate race May 2, 2014

Bruce Broussard: Create more jobs domestically

Bruce Broussard is committed to taking Oregon out of national first place in unemployment. He will work with local, regional and federal agencies and with industry and small business to encourage expansion that creates more jobs domestically. Even
Source: 2004 Senate campaign website, Aug 11, 2004

Bruce Broussard: Get more of federal $23B for job training for Oregon

The proposed nationwide budget for fiscal year 2005 includes $23 billion for job training and employment assistance and more than $500 million to help prepare U.S. workers to take advantage of higher paying jobs requiring better skills. It also includes $250 million in proposed funding targeted to community colleges to train workers for healthy and growing industries and $33 million for expanded Pell Grants for low-income students who complete rigorous coursework in high school. Currently, Oregon receives a smaller per capita amount of those federal funds than most states. Bruce Broussard will work to increase the percentage of those funds that go to develop the Oregon economy, job market, and employability of Oregonians.
Source: 2004 Senate campaign website, Aug 11, 2004

Kevin Mannix: Support small businesses to spur job growth

As a small business owner myself, I understand what it takes to succeed. I know what government can do to help businesses prosper and create new jobs. Help small businesses grow by providing more government-backed financing and working with the commercial sector to reduce interest costs for business loans. Deepen the Columbia River channel to make Portland a more competitive international port, creating jobs in Oregon communities that depend on the Port of Portland.
Source: 2002 Gubernatorial website,, “Jobs” Oct 15, 2002

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