5-24-17: NEW HIRES AND RETENTION IS WANING IN COUNTY.

SOME JACKSON COUNTY EMPLOYERS ARE FINDING IT HARD TO HIRE AND KEEP WORKERS. THE MAIL TRIBUNE SAYS THAT PRIVATE EMPLOYERS IN THE COUNTY HAVE ADDED OVER 1700 JOBS IN THE LAST 12 MONTHS. HOWEVER, FILLING NEW POSITIONS AND KEEPING NEW HIRES IS BECOMING MORE AND MORE DIFFICULT. NIKKI JONES WITH EXPRES EMPLOYMENT IN MEDFORD, SAYS THAT MANY PEOPLE, WHO ARE ABLE TO WORK, MAY BE COLLECTING BENEFITS, OR HAVE WITHDRAWN FROM THE WORKFORCE COMPLETELY.