Readers respond: No more benefits? Try hospitality work – OregonLive

The Aug. 29 Oregonian newspaper presented a juxtaposition of articles that address economic problems and potential solutions: The Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program is ending $424 weekly payments (“Up to 80,000 unemployed Oregonians face aid cutoff after Labor Day.”) Average wages for hospitality workers have increased by more than 10% from a year ago (“Oregon Insight: Hospitality workers net astonishing 10% wage hike in just a year.”) And employers face a labor shortage in Oregon, particularly in the hospitality industry.
However, average hourly pay for hospitality workers of $19.49 would total $779 for a 40-hour week. Working 25 hours a week would total $487, offsetting the loss of PUA benefits. I understand that some people may be unable to work in the hospitality industry and that such jobs may not guarantee a minimum number of hours. And I know that temporarily leaving one’s career path is troublesome and uncertain. But at least Oregon’s economy is currently sufficiently strong to provide that opportunity to those who are willing and able to take it.
K.C. Jones, Portland
Note to readers: if you purchase something through one of our affiliate links we may earn a commission.
Registration on or use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement, Privacy Policy and Cookie Statement, and Your California Privacy Rights (User Agreement updated 1/1/21. Privacy Policy and Cookie Statement updated 5/1/2021).
Cookie Settings
© 2021 Advance Local Media LLC. All rights reserved (About Us).
The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Advance Local.
Community Rules apply to all content you upload or otherwise submit to this site.
Ad Choices

source

Book an appointment
Luxor Salon and Spa Shop
Quality and great Salons Abuja
Best massage shop in Abuja
Great stylists Abuja
Affordable and cheap Barber Abuja
Best and Qualitymassage Abuja
stylists and Salon Abuja
Coolest Barberin Abuja