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Employment trends in the Oregon lumber and wood products industry

Employment trends in the Oregon lumber and wood products industry

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Published by The Commission] in [Salem .
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  • Lumber trade -- Oregon.,
  • Forest products industry -- Oregon.

  • Edition Notes

    Cover title.

    Statementprepared the the Research and Statistics Division, State of Oregon, State Unemployment Compensation Commission.
    ContributionsOregon. Dept. of Employment.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination15 p. :
    Number of Pages15
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14240739M

      The ‘forwarder’ machine in motion. Photograph: Jason Wilson If that’s the most dangerous job in the industry, then there’s a good argument for it being the most dangerous job . The wood products industry has both rich historic roots and a bright future with growing employment opportunities. Timber Products Company offers many jobs across a wide range of professions, from traditional manufacturing, transportation and office roles to .

    Even with the decline, wood product manufacturing is still a large industry in Oregon. In there w people employed and over $1 billion in total payroll in wood product manufacturing. While statewide the industry makes up only percent of total employment and percent of total payroll, the concentration is much higher in some.   Industry revenue of veneer, plywood and engineered wood products in the U.S. The most important statistics Financial key figures of the U.S. forest, paper and packaging industry .

      Figure 23a. Employment trends in Oregon’s wood products sectors (‐) Figure 23b. Employment trend in Oregon’s pulp, paper, and board sectors (‐) Figure 24a. Acres Burned on Quarterly reported Fires over land with ODF fire protection. Oregon Forests Forever. Actively managed forests are good for Oregon. They keep streams cool for fish and filter our drinking water. They’re where native wildlife live and thrive. They’re where we go to play. They keep Oregonians in green, family wage jobs providing renewable wood products for the world. That’s worth protecting.

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Despite the losses, wood product manufacturing is still a large industry in Oregon and is especially important to rural areas of the state. Employment Trends Between andannual average employment in wood product manufacturing drop, or 46 percent. Wood Products jobs available in Oregon on Apply to Customer Service Representative, Entry Level Manufacturing Engineer, Sales Engineer and more.

Employment projections from the Oregon Employment Department show that wood product manufacturing employment growth is expected to slow, adding only new jobs between and Demand for wood products is expected to slow along with the.

This post, first published in has been updated with new charts over time. A full set of slides from the update are included at the bottom of this post. This post takes a high-level look at historical trends in Oregon's Wood Products industry in terms of employment, the industry.

Once Oregon’s largest manufacturing industry, employment in the wood product manufacturing industry has gone through large, well-publicized losses since the early s. The most significant technological changes since the s, however, involved sawmills where laser-controlled, automated equipment has drastically reduced employment.

As a consequence, Oregon’s employment in the timber industry has declined precipitously since the late s, along with the diminishing importance of the wood products industry. Oregon, California, Pennsylvania, Texas and Georgia lead U.S.

states in the number of jobs in the wood products, forestry and logging industries. Growth is expected.

A study from the U.S. Department of Agriculture projects employment opportunities in renewable natural resources to increase more than 5 percent between and for college. The Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) estimates logging harvests totaled billion board feet in While much of this timber feeds Oregon’s wood products industry, creating jobs and income, many jobs are also created planting, growing, and harvesting this resource.

Forestry and Logging Industry Employment. Here are our predictions for the wood products market in Demand. Housing starts are projected to be up 11% infollowed by another 11% increase inalthough wood products producers rarely take third-party forecasts as gospel.

If true, there should be a. The lack of lumber in North America is unprecedented» Global forest products trade remained strong despite pandemic» Forestry association in US seeks extra $M for COVID stimulus package» Holmen to acquire Martinsons» Rising e-commerce demands optimised wood processing supply chains» Finnish log prices fall in June».

Forestry and Wood Products employment is more concentrated in rural Oregon than any other of our Target Industry Groups. It is an important source of high-paying jobs for many rural communities, and the support and development of this industry group is vital to. (Source: Occupational Employment Statistics) Projections.

For projected (future) employment estimates, see the National Employment Matrix, which includes employment estimates by industry and occupation for wood product manufacturing. (Source: Office of Occupational Statistics and Employment Projections) Earnings and Hours. This section presents data on employee earnings and weekly hours.

Oregon dominates U.S. production of softwood lumber and plywood. It is also a leader in engineered wood and home to the first mill in the United States to manufacture structurally certified cross-laminated timber (CLT).

In fact, Oregonians are employed in wood products and forestry jobs in each of the state’s 36 counties. Recent employment trends in the lumber and wood products industry Because of the high proportion of lumber which is used in homebuilding, the lumber and wood products industry has been weakened by decreased demand for new housing during the and.

In Oregon, where the timber industry has lost tens of thousands of jobs over the past few decades, candidate Trump promised those jobs would come back. producing lumber and wood. The wood products industry accounted for less t jobs statewide in and was responsible for about 2 percent of the state’s GDP, according to a presentation by Josh Lerner with the Oregon Office of Economic Analysis.

Lumber jobs available in Oregon on Apply to Production, Customer Service Representative, Entry Level Production Operator and more. Oregon’s essential wood products industry will continue to operate under an executive order issued March 23 by Oregon Gov.

Kate Brown in response to the coronavirus pandemic. In a short answer, things are looking good. We spoke with John Underwood, Southern Oregon Human Resources Manager at Timber Products Company, to get his insights into how jobs in the timber industry are changing.

One of the contributing factors has been technology. The timber industry has been a cornerstone of the Pacific Northwest economy since the ’s. With the development of rail lines to support the California gold rush in the s and s, the forested valleys of the western Cascades and the ponderosa pines of eastern Oregon became centers of lumber production.

These days of timber past might evoke imagery of loggers standing next to giant. Oregon Forest Facts includes information and statistics on forestland ownership, timber harvest, forest-based employment and wood products production.

Other topics include water quality in Oregon’s forests, investments in protecting watershed and salmon habitat, and acres of Oregon forestland certified by third-party sustainability programs.

By Oregon Employment Department, Between andannual average employment in wood product manufacturing drop, or 51 percent. Similar losses were experienced in all subsectors, with sawmills and wood preservation dropping 5, (45%); plywood and engineered wood products dropping 9, (53%), and all other wood product manufacturing, which .Employment in the wood products industry in Oregon has declined over the past decade despite a recent resurgence in demand for the industry's products.

Reviewing employment and productivity data over the last decade, it is apparent that wood products employment in the state has been reduced as a result of productivity increases. Thus the.