Category: employment

Natural areas levy produces jobs in restoration, stewardship

Following the region's passage of the parks and natural areas management levy in May, Metro is hiring for a variety of positions to accomplish the levy's goals, which include park improvements, habitat restoration, and more.

Metro Research Center director announces retirement

Metro Research Center director Mike Hoglund announced his retirement Friday, saying he'll end his 23-year career at the regional government on April 30.

Hoglund, who previously was the director of Metro's solid waste and recycling department, has run the research center since 2008.

Hughes says trade mission is about laying the groundwork for job growth

Metro Council President Tom Hughes is on the final leg of a 10 day trade mission to Asia, his third trip overseas in the name of economic development since he took office in January.

Two proposals for industrial development get nod from MPAC

Metro Policy Advisory Committee votes to endorse a proposed 310-acre expansion of the urban growth boundary near Hillsboro. After Hillsboro's mayor says his city needs more land for new jobs, committee endorses adding 115 acres near Forest Grove.

COO search draws 56 applicants, including two in-house

The Metro Council is expected to choose its second Chief Operating Officer next month. Nearly half the applicants came from outside of Oregon.

Business leaders, public sector agencies partner to support private-sector jobs

Metro, the Port of Portland, Portland Business Alliance, Business Oregon and the Oregon Chapter of NAIOP are undertaking a comprehensive review of the region’s inventory of large industrial sites and assessing their readiness to support new private-sector jobs.

High school interns thrive in Metro Council office

Intern Vishal Narayan

Many high school students struggle to balance schoolwork, extracurricular activities and a part-time job. De La Salle North Catholic High School freshman Vishal Narayan is no exception. He spent his weekdays going from English to Phys Ed., from home to soccer practice and from school to work this academic year. The difference is where Vishal spent his Fridays and alternating Mondays, working as an intern in the Metro Council office from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

New cafe offers lunch, job opportunities in Lloyd District

Hoyt Street Station Community Café

On June 20, the Hoyt Street Station Community Café will open its doors to Lloyd District residents and neighbors, serving healthy and delicious salads, sandwiches and soups with a focus on locally sourced ingredients. Named after the future nearby Portland Streetcar stop, the café is a joint collaboration between Metro’s Oregon Convention Center and its food and beverage service contractor, Aramark/Giacometti Partners, Ltd.

Chief operating officer position officially open for applications

"In recruiting for the new COO, the Metro Council's goal is to find a seasoned leader that keeps Metro on a trajectory of evolution and continuous improvement, collaboratively engages with our regional partners and effectively manages a uniquely complex organization," wrote Metro Council President Tom Hughes in an email on Wednesday.

Metro notes: Maywood Park mayor doesn't like redistricting plan; more info on large lot replenishment

More cities expected to offer opinions on redistricting before Thursday's first public hearing. Also, another Metro senior staffer is headed to Salem.