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State Agency Finds Most State Hires Are Temps
About two-thirds of the workers hired by the state of Oregon since the 2008 recession have been temporary.
Figures from the Department of Administrative Services show that about 25,000 of the 40,000 jobs were seasonal workers, as in summer jobs with the Transportation Department, or temporary jobs of limited duration for a special purpose or project.
The Statesman Journal reports of the 15,000 permanent hires in recent years, most have been offset by the reductions in the state workforce. The net total is about 400 jobs.