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38% say 'no change:' the pandemic impact on Oregonians' jobs

The terms are only slightly different: "The Great Quit" is the same as "The Great Resignation." People left their jobs in droves as the restrictions of the COVID pandemic lifted, leaving jobs open and employers scrambling--and paying better--to fill them.

Oregon Values and Beliefs Center, which is set up to explore issues affecting Oregon and attitudes toward those issues, delves into this one, too.

OVBC surveyed hundreds of Oregonians to get a picture of work lives changed during and after the lockdowns.

Amaury Vogel from OVBC talks about the survey findings, and how public or employer policy approaches might take them into account.

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The Jefferson Exchange is Jefferson Public Radio's daily news program focused on issues, people and events across Southern Oregon and Northern California. Angela Decker is the program's senior producer, Charlie Zimmermann is the assistant producer, and Geoffrey Riley hosts the show.