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Top Five Largest Software Technology Companies in Portland

The top five largest software technology companies in the Portland metro, ranked by number of employees, are: Intel Mentor, a Siemens Business Fiserv New Relic DiscoverOrg Intel employs approximately 20,000 employees in the metro area, by far the largest. Mentor, located in Wilsonville, employees just under 1,000 employees. Fiserv employees 500 employees, while New Relic Read More

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Ex-Producer’s Claim of Racial Harassment Goes to Trial

A former producer for news company One America News Network is seeing his claim of racial harassment against the company go to trial. The ex-producer alleges that he experienced race discrimination and harassment, and that after he complained of the discrimination, he was retaliated against. During the relevant time period of the lawsuit, the ex-producer was Read More

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Largest Five Employers in Portland

Portland, Oregon, is home to an array of companies. Here is a look at the top 5 largest employers in the PDX metro: Intel, located in Hillsboro, employs 20,600 employees, communications technology company Providence Health & Services, located in Portland, employs 18,885 employees, not for profit health care provider with hospitals, clinics and home services Read More

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Investor calls for outside sexual harassment review

An activist investor, Arjuna Capital, has called for Comcast to conduct an independent investigation into what it says are Comcast’s “failures to prevent workplace sexual harassment.” Arjuna Capital has a track record of drawing attention to gender discrimination issues at large companies. The investor filed a proposed shareholder resolution seeking the independent review, citing the Read More

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Five Largest Hospitals in Portland, Oregon

The five largest hospitals in the Portland, Oregon area, ranked by net patient revenue as of 2016, are as follows: OHSU Hospital Providence St. Vincent Medical Center Providence Portland Medical Center Salem Hospital Legacy Emanuel Medical Center The largest, OHSU Hospital, had a net patient revenue in 2016 of $1.63 billion. The other four hospitals Read More

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EEOC Sues Managers of Hotel for Sexual Harassment Allegations

The EEOC is suing the companies that operate the Doubletree by Hilton in Jefferson City, Missouri, for allegations that a male employee sexually harassed his co-workers and that the companies that manage the hotel failed to stop him from his offensive conduct. The allegations against the employee include that he threw a co-worker on a Read More

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Largest Trade Sector Employers in Portland

Sometimes called the “silicon forest” for its deep roots in the technology industry, Portland, Oregon, is home to thousands of companies big and small. The top two largest traded-sector employers in Portland are Intel (approximately 20,000 employees) and Nike (approximately 12,000 employees). Following Intel and Nike as the top fifteen largest traded-sector employers in the Read More

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Ageism in the Workplace – Both Young and Old Affected

A recent survey conducted by a Canadian-based company indicates that ageism, prejudice or discrimination on the grounds of a person’s age continues to be an issue in the hiring process. The survey results revealed that 81% believed their age was a consideration in the hiring process. Only 16% said it was not. Nearly half of Read More

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Allegations of Lack of Diversity at Adidas

Although Adidas’ marketing campaign has included collaborations with celebrities such as Beyonce, Kanye West, and Pharrell, a 2019 news article indicates that only 4.5% of Adidas’ nearly 1,700 employees identify as black, while 78% identify as white. The Times interviewed former and current employees of Adidas who said that the lack of diversity at Adidas Read More

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Employer Settles Race Discrimination Claim after KKK References and Nooses Alleged in the Workplace

A former BHP employee in Arizona has settled a race discrimination lawsuit against BHP’s U.S. subsidiaries. The employee alleged he was harassed by his co-workers based on his race. The harassment included his co-workers defacing posters which depicted African Americans; hanging nooses in the cab of his truck and in workspaces within the facility; and Read More

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