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Bend-Redmond second hottest job market in U.S.

Bend-Redmond second hottest job market in U.S.

Bend-Redmond ranks as the second best city for job growth in America.

With a 26.6% job growth rate, the Bend-Redmond metropolitan area is seeing job growth in construction, mining and logging at an annual 11.6 percent growth rate, education and health services at 6.3 percent and manufacturing at 5.4 percent.

The hottest job markets today are mid-sized cities with universities and large employers. The national unemployment rate hovers at 3.7 percent, while Bend-Redmond is at 3.4 percent.

Here are the top 10 cities with job growth in the country:
Lake Charles, Louisiana             28.3 percent
Bend-Redmond, Oregon           26.6 percent
Elkhart, Indiana                          24 percent
St. George, Utah                        23.4 percent
Greeley, Colorado                     21.1 percent
Gainesville, Georgia                  20.9 percent
Fayetteville, Arkansas               20 percent
Boise City, Idaho                      18.6 percent
Austin, Texas                            18.4 percent
Reno, Nevada                          18 percent

Game Show Network added to Essentials

It’s game time! BendBroadband is adding the Game Show Network to its Essentials Package lineup, where more customers will have access to the channel. Starting Nov. 9, the Game Show Network is moving to the Essentials Package on Channel 72 in Bend. Previously, Game Show Network was in the Bronze package. The Game Show Network… Continue Reading

TV Everywhere makes it easy to watch football

TV Everywhere makes it easy to watch football

Want to watch football when you’re on the go? With TV Everywhere it’s easier than ever. With TV Everywhere, you can watch even more of your favorite sporting events or shows on your internet-connected devices on your own schedule. The best part, TV Everywhere is included at no cost with every TV subscription. Wherever you… Continue Reading

Best horror films of all time

Best horror films of all time

Happy Halloween!!  To celebrate, Rotten Tomatoes summoned the 150 best-reviewed horror films of all time. Here are the top10-reviewed films, seven are more than 50 years old. 10. The Night of the Hunter (1955) stars Robert Mitchum and Shelley Winters and is a cult classic. Harry Powell (Robert Mitchum) is a corrupt evangelist-turned serial killer, who… Continue Reading

National Cyber Security Awareness Tips

National Cyber Security Awareness Tips

This month marks the 15th year of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM)—an annual initiative designed to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity and provide resources to help Americans stay safe online. Cybersecurity is a broad term used to describe different protective measures you can take to keep your computer and personal information safe. It… Continue Reading

Central Oregon is hiring

Central Oregon is hiring

The Economic Development for Central Oregon is sharing two videos highlighting several growing industries throughout Central Oregon. With historically low unemployment rates and many employers hiring for multiple positions, EDCO, East Cascades Works, and multiple other community partners, decided to address the immediate needs of the business community. Please watch, use, and share these videos: Central… Continue Reading