United States of Work

Meet Neil, 34, bartender

Feb 18, 2020
The Bureau of Labor Statistics would categorize Neil's job as a “service occupation,” along with a wide range of other workers. Two in 10 people work jobs in that category.
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How much do manufacturing jobs really matter?

Apr 27, 2017
Eighty percent of respondents to the Marketplace-Edison Research Poll say manufacturing is "very" or "somewhat" important to their local economy.
Workers prepare components for custom lighting fixtures at Schoolhouse Electric & Supply in Portland, Oregon.
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Why new streetcars could be coming to your city

Feb 15, 2016
They're cheaper than subways. But busses might make more sense.

Portland: Sneaker hub of the universe

Nov 17, 2015
Portland has emerged as the sneaker mecca at the heart of a $20 billion industry.

New app aims to improve cycling in Portland

Jul 23, 2015
Data will help plan for safer riding infrastructure, like signals and routes.

The challenge in pairing the sick with social services

Jun 23, 2015
In this corner of healthcare, it’s not one size fits all. It’s one size fits one.

Shipping firms' departures sink Port of Portland

Apr 7, 2015
The pullouts by Hanjin and Hapag-Lloyd threaten the port's container business.

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Final Note

Professional cuddlers for hire in Portland

Nov 21, 2014
$60 will buy you an hour of platonic cuddling at a new business, Cuddle Up to Me.

Portland's housing problem

Sep 12, 2014
Lizzie O’Leary talks with to Cameron Whitten, Community Advocate and Vivian Satterfield, Associate Director of OPAL in Portland, Oregon.
Indie Economics

Remembering a Rockefeller and his gift of time

Jun 23, 2014
How Richard Rockefeller created a true sharing economy in Portland, Maine

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