Oregon businesses in restaurant, entertainment industries hiring employees again

As coronavirus restrictions loosen and more people get vaccinated, entertainment venues, gyms, hotels and restaurants open up and add thousands of jobs.

PORTLAND, Ore. — Have you noticed more “We’re hiring” signs around town?

As COVID restrictions loosen and businesses open back up, more businesses need workers again. But some places are having a tough time filling openings.

Oregon’s unemployment rate is still high at 6.1%, and there are still fewer jobs than before the pandemic. But unemployment dropped a little bit over the past couple of months, with thousands of people going back to work. Data shows many industries that took the biggest

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