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Archive for June, 2021

Jobless push desperate employers to jack up wages to record levels

By Oregon Small Business Association Employers are desperate for employees, and workers know it. There is rush to rejoin the workforce since Biden extended the $1,200/month jobless bonus effectively paying people more to stay home rather than work. The average wage being requested on job search websites by has risen to $19.43 according to DirectlyApply.com.  A starting […]

SB 139 taxes small business by nearly 20%

  By Oregon Small Business Association, UPDATE JULY 12, 2021: The $50 million small business tax barely passed the Senate on June 21st and House on June 24th.  It is now before the Governor’s desk. Here is a technical description of the bill: Senate Bill 139 raises small business taxes on family owned businesses by […]