Celeste Marshall

Karen Richards

Oregon businesses scrambled to set up remote workplaces in March, to comply with coronavirus health and safety concerns. After weeks of the new normal, people are finding some changes that will endure.

Recorded On: February 28, 2020

Air Date: March 2, 2020

From the City Club of Eugene:

According to the Eugene Chamber of Commerce, local employers are experiencing difficulties in retaining employees, which can stunt the growth of their businesses. The panelists will discuss this challenge, explaining its causes and describing strategies for addressing the problem.

Speakers:

Karen Richards

Last year, the “Buy American and Hire American” executive order implied skilled worker visas should be harder to get. The H-1B visa goes to a limited number of professionals, most with at least a bachelor's degree. Though largely associated with places like Silicon Valley, Eugene and Springfield are home to dozens of these immigrants. Here, we look at the local impact of the program, and possible effects should it change.


Recorded On: December 1, 2017

Air Date: December 4, 2017