Hiring This Spring? You're Not Alone

Apr 15, 2015 | Staffing

The overall outlook for the job market in the second quarter can be summed up in one word: hiring. March’s employment report was a letdown, with just 126,000 jobs created, the weakest month for job creation in over a year. Economists were concerned about this setback after sustained growth in the…

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3 Industries Staffing Up This Spring

Mar 31, 2015 | Staffing

Spring is officially here. Whether snow is still falling in your area of the country or the daffodils are in full bloom, a seasonal pick-up in business has started for many industries. We’re seeing lots of hiring activity in manufacturing, construction and agriculture. If you’re in one of these…

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REDF Jobs Study Quantifies Impact of Employment Social Enterprises

Mar 23, 2015 | Social Enterprise

One of the major challenges faced by employment social enterprises like DePaul Industries is quantifying impact. While we often use figures like wages paid and permanent positions gained, the overall and long-term impact can be difficult to express. That’s one of the reasons why we were so pleased …

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City Club of Portland Forum March 3 Will Focus on Benefit Companies

Feb 24, 2015 | Events

Are you interested in prioritizing the triple bottom line in your for-profit business? Do you know the difference between a benefit company and a B Corporation? Want to network with leaders of Oregon benefit companies? Head to Portland’s Hopworks Urban Brewery for the City Club of Portland‘s free…

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Join Employers Making Hiring People With Disabilities a Priority

Jan 29, 2015 | Employment of People with Disabilities

As the job market continues to improve and unemployment falls, employers in a variety of sectors are having trouble finding qualified employees. They may not realize that they’re overlooking a major pool of qualified candidates, who have low rates of absenteeism and high retention rates: people…

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Visit DePaul Industries at the NWFPA Expo Jan. 12-14 in Portland

Jan 2, 2015 | Events

January is upon us, meaning it’s time for the largest regional food processing tradeshow in North America, Jan. 12-14, 2015, celebrating its 101st anniversary! The Northwest Food Processors Expo and Conference at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon, is a great event for anyone who…

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DePaul Industries’ Top 10 Blog Posts of 2014

Dec 31, 2014 | News

2014 was a big year for DePaul Industries – we established two benefit companies that are both Certified B Corps and saw exciting growth in our staffing, security and packaging divisions. Our most-read blog posts of the year highlight some of our big news, as well as many trends we’ve seen in these…

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4 Employment Trends to Watch in 2015

Dec 30, 2014 | Staffing

2014 was a strong year for the employment market, with a falling unemployment rate, rising wages and job growth in many industries. So what will 2015 bring? Here are a few job market trends we’ll be watching in the new year. 1. BIG CHANGES IN WAGES AND BENEFITS. On January 1, 2015, many states (…

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DePaul Industries is the #5 Top Staffing Firm in the Portland Metro Area

Dec 9, 2014 | News, Staffing

The Portland Business Journal has released its annual list of the top Portland metro-area staffing firms, and we’re pleased to share that DePaul Industries ranked #5 on this list! We’ve been in Portland since 1971, and we employ more than 50 full-time internal employees in the city, as well as more…

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Top 4 Ways to Make the Most of Staffing This Holiday Season

Nov 19, 2014 | Staffing

With just over a week until Black Friday, one of the biggest shopping days of the year, holiday hiring is in full swing. CareerBuilder says that 43% of retailers will hire seasonal staff this holiday season, up from 39% last year. But retailers aren’t the only ones hiring. More than a quarter of…

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