Business & economy

Malheur County economy rebounding, but employers still struggle to fill jobs

A sign offers appreciation to health care workers early in the pandemic, but employers say those important jobs are hard to fill in today's pandemic-influenced market. A recent health care job fair in Ontario few applicants. (Enterprise file)

The labor market in Malheur County continues to strengthen, with the unemployment rate heading towards record lows, according to Oregon Employment Department reports.

That means employers will continue to face challenges filling vacancies. One of the county’s largest employers, Snake River Correctional Institution, has openings for 40 corrections officers.

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