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Old 09-06-2007, 10:49 AM
 
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I'll first start with that I am now living in unnamed large Northeastern city and miss Portland terribly, but not the employment situation. I lived there for 8 years and found the job market to be beyond competitive for nonprofit and government jobs. It appeared to be dominated by people in their 20s and 30s who didn't want to hire someone in their 40s. Has anyone else on this board experienced this in looking for work, in any field in Portland? I am thinking of moving back, either to Portland or Olympia, WA.
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Old 09-27-2007, 03:31 PM
 
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hi there. I was also looking into working for a government/public sector. i'm currently at a national laboratory, specializing in weapons and radiation detection. i just got my MBA - triple major, strategic mgmt, entrepreneurship and HR. I'm late 20s. any thoughts about what kind of situation I'm going to face when I get there? I used to work for the BLM in Roseburg, I was thinking about the state office, but can you recommend any other public sector jobs? I'm not extactic about hearing any type of age discrimination, but I wanted to reply to get a feel of what government options I'll have once I get to Portland.

Any thoughts?
thanks in advance.
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Old 09-27-2007, 03:39 PM
 
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I was thinking about the state office, but can you recommend any other public sector jobs?

Why not check online at the city, county offices in OR? They should have job listings. They do elsewhere in the US.
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Old 09-28-2007, 01:30 PM
 
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Hi--to respond to linh, a good website that consolidates all of the government job listings is maintained by the Multnomah County library: Job & Career Resources - CascadeLink . You may also want to check the Bonneville Power Administration, BPA - Jobs | Home . With your background, you may also want to try the private sector too, such as Intel, headquartered in Hillsboro, OR. Good luck.
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Old 09-28-2007, 03:56 PM
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It appeared to be dominated by people in their 20s and 30s who didn't want to hire someone in their 40s. Has anyone else on this board experienced this in looking for work, in any field in Portland?
In a word: yes. In three words: Oh, hell, yes.

The job situation in Portland isn't good for anyone, I think, but 45 in Portland feels like 65 when it comes to professional work.
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