05.31.12 The Morning Buzz




Jeff Merkley – Fighting for Oregon in the U.S. Senate: Services – The Office of Senator Jeff Merkley is looking for qualified, motivated university students who are interested in politics and public service to apply for available interning positions. To apply please visit the senator’s website at http://www.merkley.senate.gov/services/internships/

Metro seeks community input for Westside Trail – Metro is working with residents, cities, counties and community organizations – including THPRD – to create a continuous bicycle and pedestrian link from the Willamette River and Portland’s Forest Park through Beaverton and across the Tualatin River near Tigard and King City.

RSVP: Economist Dr. Thomas Potiowsky, June 13 – ELGL is hosting a luncheon with former State Economist and current Chair of the Portland State Economics Department, Dr. Thomas Potiowsky. The discussion will be on the US recovery and the new economic environment. This information will be relevant to long-term local government revenues and anyone interested in budgeting.

Talkin’ About My Generation with ELGL-Eugene – Please find the attached announcement regarding the upcoming lunch seminar scheduled for Thursday, June 21 in Springfield. Special thanks to Judy Williams at Lane County for putting the agenda together and Jeff Towery at Springfield for agreeing to host us next month.


Roles of the Mayor/Manager and the City or Town Council 101: Hiring – MRSC Insight – Although the mayor or manager may make the ultimate hiring decision, the council nevertheless plays an important role in the process.

Why Women Will Rule the Economy of the Future – If you wanted to sum up today’s labor market in a single equation, it might go something like this: education = earning power. It’s not as ironclad as e=mc2, but by and large, the higher your degree, the more income you can make, and the better your chance of staying employed.


Mastering the Finer Points of American Slang – Gaurav Dhy studied English when growing up in India, but soon after moving to Boston five years ago, he realized he had a lot to learn about the way Americans talk. Some phrases that left him wondering included “I’m all set” and “I’m peachy.”

Nearly Half of US Firms Having Trouble Finding Talent: Report – Forty-nine percent of U.S. employers say they’re having difficulty finding the right people for open jobs, compared to a worldwide average of 34%, according to the 2012 Talent Shortage report released today by staffing agency ManpowerGroup.

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