Manufacturing Jobs in Oregon

Did you know more than 10% of all private-sector jobs in the state of Oregon are located in the manufacturing industry? Ranging in everything from trucking and steel fabrication to medical products and precision instruments, Oregon manufacturing firms help our community on a local level in addition to competing on a global level.

Community colleges and Oregon universities work hand-in-hand with labor organizations and businesses to create educational and training programs to innovate products and meet industry demand. Focusing on adding value and quality control earned Oregon recognition as the best state in the nation for manufacturing by the American Institute for Economic Research.

Oregon Manufacturing by the Numbers*:

Firms (2013): 3,485
Employees (2013): 94,174
Average Wage (2013): $48,619
Export Value (2013): $4.2 Billion
Sales (2007): $36.1 Billion

Here at Resource Staffing, we pride ourselves by working with some of the most recognized warehouses in the Portland Metro Area. We staff positions for Forklift Operators, Order Selectors & Pullers, Shipping/Receiving, Traffic Clerks, Inventory Management and more. For a complete list of all of our current job offerings in the manufacturing industry, please visit


Dress Like a Pro all Winter

A Wool Peacoat
Look for a wool tailored, knee-length peacoat to protect you from the elements yet still leave you looking ready for a client visit or a one-on-one with the boss. Peacoats are a classic, professional look that never goes out of style. Select a neutral color such as black, gray, navy or camel for a versatile look to compliment your entire work wardrobe.

Classic Accessories
Avoid anything too trendy or child-like. Printed fedoras and neon earmuffs can be fun in the right time and place but the office is not one of them. We recommend a scarf in a classic print such as plaid or hounds tooth and leather gloves lined with wool or cashmere to keep you polished and warm.

One of the main keys to cold weather dressing is layering. Wearing several lighter layers can keep you warmer than one thick bulky one. We recommend a pullover or cardigan sweater made of cashmere, wool, or angora layered over a regular cotton dress shirt. Long johns or fleece-lined leggings can also be layered under wool trousers for extra cold days. Ladies can continue wearing pencil skirts in the winter by layering thick tights underneath them to keep cozy.

Top 3 Reasons to Hire a Staffing Agency

At Resource Staffing, we know what a pain it can be to find the right person for the job. Weeding out hundreds of unqualified applicants, interviewing the select individuals that appear qualified, paying for extensive background and reference checks on the few that interview well and them making your ultimate decision. Even after putting forth all this effort, sometimes employers end up with new-hires that are simply not a good fit for the company culture (Ever seen a medical professional stepping outside for a smoke break or an employee of an environmental company tossing trash out their car window?). Don’t risk outputting your company’s precious resources only to end up with Smoker Sally or Littering Larry. At Resource Staffing, we are committed to finding the right candidate the first time. Check out some of the perks that come with our super employees:

1. Cut Costs

While the per-hour cost of a temporary employee may be more than the per-hour cost of a full-time employee, hiring temporary works can still save employers money on their overall salary expenses. Since the staffing agency (rather than the business using their services) employs temporary employees, the business does not have to provide or worry about any of the following:

Medical Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vacation Time
Leave of Absences
Unemployment claims
Worker’s Comp Claims

With all the money you are going to save your company, you might finally get that Christmas bonus you have been hoping for, or at least talk HR into finally replacing that ancient copy machine that seems to have a mind of it’s own.

2. Increase Productivity

All companies have a “busy season” or times when their operations are much more robust than others. Piling too much work on regular, full-time employees can lower company morale and make your workers more apathetic than a Dilbert cartoon. Plus, playing time and a half or even double time to cover the extra hours can be a nightmare for your payroll expense budget. Bringing in temporary workers can reduce overtime costs, and increase the productivity levels (while decreasing stress levels) of regular, full-time employees. With all this extra free time you can stop worrying about late nights at the office and get back to what really concerns you, like who took the yogurt from the break room that you clearly wrote your name on?

3. Freedom & Flexibility

When working with a staffing agency, employers have the freedom to use temporary staff as needed, whether it is for just a few hours or on a full-time basis. Temporary employees can be brought in to cover leaves of absence or vacation time for other full-time employees. Additionally, you can try out temporary employees and ensure they are a good fit before committing to them on a permanent basis. We like to think of this freedom as “try before you buy.” Now if only we could get Nordstrom to implement the same business model in their shoe department…