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Watch out for robots: Introducing Flippy - Curry Pilot
Jobs of the future will be what robots can't do
Schools and the Future of Work: What will our students need to know? (28 page PDF)
Where does Oregon stand in Education?
How much is an education worth?
The December 2007 to January, 2010 recession and Todays Status
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GED Recipients Have Lower Earnings, are Less Likely to Enter College
But Andrew Carnegie didn't get a high school deploma
Achieving a Million Dollar Dream
Find current job openings
How Much Does It Really Cost to Have a Baby?
WorkSource - Harbor, Oregon
WorkForce - Crescent City, California
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Jobs of the future will be what robots can't do. Dr Michio Kaku

Where does Oregon stand in Education?

Oregon ranks 49th in 2013/14 Public High School 4-year Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate, tied 45th with Colorado for economically disadvantaged, tied for 40th with North Carolina for students with limited English proficiency, and 45th with students with disabilities.

How much is an education worth?

There are undoubtedly numerous non-monetary benefits to a good education (both personal and social). However, in purely monetary terms the answer has to be "quite a lot." In 2001 the median income for men with professional degrees was $78,861 per year greater than that for men who never entered high school. Men who finished their schooling after earning a BA made on average $20,071 per year more than men with only a high school diploma.

Along with the financial data, more Americans are staying in school longer than ever before. Currently, almost 9-in-10 young adults graduate from high school and about 6-in-10 high school seniors go on to college the following year - both all-time highs. This means that the competition for good jobs will be even more challenging.

The December 2007 to January, 2010 recession and Todays Status

The first jobs to get cut and the last to start up again are in the lower income brackets. There is less leeway in this category since the amount of disposable income for items other than food, clothing and shelter is substantially less. Therefore, foreclosures and bankruptcies hit this group especially hard.

High school or less Lost 5.6 million jobs. Between January, 2010 and April, 2016, that category only gained 80,000 jobs back.

An associates degree or some college. Lost 1.8 million jobs. Broke even in December, 2012 and struggled to gain 3.1 million jobs back by April, 2016.

Those with a bachelor's degree or higher. Never lost jobs and starting in June, 2010 had gained 187,000 jobs and the climb continued over the next six years gaining 8.4 million jobs.

An inceased level of education leads to an increase in median weekly
earnings and a decrease in annual unemployment rates in 2015.
Level of Education
Median Weekly Earnings
Unemployment Rate
% of entry level jobs
% Competitive education level

Less than a high school diploma


High school graduates, no college


Some college or associate degree


Bachelor's degree only


Masterss/Doctoral or Professional Degrees


Total, all educationh levels


Source: state of Oregon Employment Department

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According to the March, 2007 report from the U.S. Census Bureau, adults aged 18 and older earned the following:

Education Level

Annual Earnings
x 45 years

Without a High School Diploma


High School Diploma


Associate's Degree*


Bachelor's Degree


*Community colleges are the gateway to higher ed and better jobs for many Americans. In fact, nearly half of all post secondary students attend community colleges. Because of their relative low cost and accessibility, community colleges serve large numbers of low-income and first-generation college students. But to achieve a degree, students must stay in school. Unfortunately, nearly half of all students who are at a community college fail to earn a degree or transfer to another school within six years.

GED Recipients Have Lower Earnings, are Less Likely to Enter College

GED certificate holders had lower earnings than those who earned a regular high school diploma regardless of sex, race and ethnicity or age. Overall, high school diploma holders earned approximately $4,700 in mean monthly earnings compared with GED certificate holders, who earned $3,100. a difference of $19,200 a year.

But Andrew Carnegie didn't get a high school deploma

There are thousands of succssful people who didn't get a high-school diploma, thought extrodinary creative talent was the ticket for many and they aren't the norm. There are humdreds of thousands of potential graduates who didn't and too many of them remain below the poverty line and in need of financial assistance to get by. Many in the low skilled positions are going to be lost as many of those positions are taken over by robots and machines. While the high-school diploma opens the door, the need for vocational training and retraining will be necessary to keep up with the fast changing world.

Achieving a Million Dollar Dream

The Robots are Coming: Introducing Flippy - Curry Pilot

I heard of a parent recently who was trying to encourage their freshman student to study and bring their grades up. The student said school was boring and that they were going to drop out when they turn 16 and flip burgers.

Let me introduce Flippy who has been flipping burgers full eight-hour shifts at Caliburger in Pasadena. His brother was just called up to the major's to improve quality and speed of service cooking fried chicken tenders and Tater Tots at Dodger Stadium.

Some fast-food restaurants here in Oregon have already replaced counter help with a kiosk to order and Education Week predicts by the time "today's 6th graders hit their prime working years in 2030, automation and artificial intelligence could have eliminated half the jobs in the United States economy." (

Learn why jobs like middlemen, low-level accountants, bookkeepers, agents and tellers will be out of work (

Those who will benefit are those who engage in intellectual capitalism involving common sense, creativity, imagination, leadership, analysis, writing a script, or book, doing science. We're making a transition from commodity based capital, like coal, to intellectual capital, like figuring things out - thinking.

Why is it important to stay in school? Start by thinking about the future you'd like to have and then think what it's going to take to get there. It all starts with a high school diploma.

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Jobs of the future will be what robots can't do

Jobs of the future will be what robots can't do. Dr Michio Kaku

Robots have very bad evesight. They can see shapes, uty not objects like faces, cups or chairs.

Pattern recognition and common sense are big problems for A.I. Roberts don't understand the simplest things about human behavior, about the world.

Robots don't know that water is wet or that strinsg fan pull but not [ush. So 2 jobs that will thrive in the future and the two jobs that will be destroyed are as follows:

Among blue-collar jobs

Repetitive jobs will be wiped out. The automobile and textile industry workers are particularly in danger.

Non-repetitive jobs will thrive: garbagemen, sanitation workers, gardeners, police, construction workers. Because every job is different.

Among white collar job

The people who will be thrown out of work are: low-level accountants, bookkeepers, agents and tellers, middlemen, - the friction of capitalism will be obliterated.

So who will benefit in the white-collar world? Workers who engage in intellectual capitalism. What is intellectual capialism? It involves common-sense: In other wores creativity, imagination, analysis, telling a joke, writing a script or a book, doing science. Tony Blair said, "England derives more revenue from rock music than coal. We're moving from a commodity based capital, like coal, to intellectual capital like rock and roll.

Dr Michio Kaku's prediction of Future World 2030

Find current job openings

See what level of education, training and skills are needed before applying for current job openings in Brookings-Harbor: at

How Much Does It Really Cost to Have a Baby?


1. Simple. Get your diploma.

2. Next, be open to new experiences: The reality of entering and especially reentering the work world is that you might have to make some compromises. Be open to part-time, project or contract work. These short-term jobs often provide great experience and contracts that can help you land a job that is a perfect fit for you and all of the experiences you bring to the table.


WorkSource - Harbor, Oregon

Who are we?

We are a statewide group dedicated to stimulating job growth by connecting businesses and workers with the resources they need to succeed.

How do we do that?

Our network of public and private partners work together to provide an available supply of trained workers ready for the needs of today's businesses.

We connect your business with the resources you need to grow your workforce. We also provide resources to help you if you are a job seeker by connecting you with the employers that are right for you, finding the jobs you are looking for, and getting you trained for the career you want.

What's here?

This website includes links to workforce, economic development and training information - culled from a vast array of agencies and entities - all conveniently located and easy to navigate. You will also find information on the Governor's Workforce Initiatives. is your resource directory to help job finding assistance, anywhere in Oregon. Visit or contact the local center in Harbor, Oregon for in-depth and one-on-one service. We have staff ready to serve you and your specialized needs today!

WorkSource staff can help you compete in today’s job market:

  • Learn how to interview, network, and target your job search
  • Develop your resume, cover letters, and job applications
  • Career Exploration and Guidance
  • Skills Assessment - Identify your skills, interests, and strengths
  • National Career Readiness Certificate
  • Career advancement planning

WorkSource staff can explore with you Job Training and Education options, such as:

  • On the Job Training
  • Online Training Resources
  • Career Pathways
  • Occupational Skill Training
  • Apprenticeship Programs
  • Continuing Education in your field
  • Adult Education, including GED, English as a Second Language (ESL), and Financial Literacy Classes

At a WorkSource Center you can access:

  • Job postings - web-based and employer posted
  • Oregon Employment Department internet-based job search tools
  • Career Information System (CIS) Oregon’s online system to assist you in career planning
  • A resource area with computers, internet, phones, fax, and copy machines to support your on-line applications and job search
  • Veteran resources to assist you in career and job search
  • Laid Off Worker Assistance
  • Information on local industries and jobs
  • Information about community resources

Brookings/Harbor - Curry County
Unemployment Claims are not handled by the local office.

16261 Highway 101 Suite #11, Harbor
(541) 469-9836 - Employers/Jobseekers
(541) 469-4185 - FAX

Weekly Claim Line Numbers
Hours: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Monday - Friday, (Closed on legal holidays)


Services & Partner Information

Oregon Employment Department
Southwestern Oregon Workforce Investment Board

WorkForce - Crescent City, California

About Us

The Del Norte Workforce Center is the local America's Job Center of California (AJCC) aimed towards increasing the rate of employment in Del Norte County and Adjacent Tribal Lands (DNATL). Our staff works hard every day to help interested community members become educated and employed.

The Workforce Center receives job information from public and private organizations. All offers of employment state or indicate the general nature of work to be performed. The Workforce Center makes every effort to avoid advertisements that misrepresent employment. We ask that any misrepresentations be reported to our office so we may take appropriate action. The WFC Job Listing Newsletter is updated every week on Tuesday. TTY users, please call the California Relay Service at 711. The Del Norte Workforce Center is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

Our Workforce Innovation; Opportunity Act Youth Program focuses on ages 18 through 24. Inquire about new jobs skills, explore the world of work and get help finding a job! There are eligibility requirements that will be evaluated with potential youth who may qualify for entry into the program. Eligible youth may receive assistance with career counseling, paid work experience, vocational training and job search. Stop by or call (707) 464-8347 for more information. Monday–Thursday 9-4 | Friday 9-12

Weekly Job Listings

The Workforce Center receives job information from public and private organizations. All offers of employment state or indicate the general nature of work to be performed. The Workforce Center makes every effort to avoid advertisements that misrepresent employment. We ask that any misrepresentations be reported to our office so we may take appropriate action. The WFC Job Listings are updated every week on Tuesday.

Online Job Listings

Using the Online Job Manager, employers can create job listings and job seekers can view them in real-time. Both involve creating an account as a job seeker or as an employer.


The Workforce Center can provide valuable guidance and resources every step of the way.

Job Finders Workshop

Obtain job search assistance in building a résumé, writing a cover letter, and preparing for interviews in our free workshop.

Computer Lab

Explore career options and career paths using our assessment tools.

Vocational Advisor

Determine the education or training you need to achieve your career goals, and access funding for trainings (dependent upon funding eligibility

Events & Trainings

The Del Norte Workforce Center provides events and training throughout the year to aid community members in their vocational goals.

Job Finders Workshop

These workshops are completely free of charge! Work with our experienced trainers and advisors on various skills:

• Interview Preparedness
• Dressing for Success
• Resume Development
• Job Search Assistance

Contact Us

875 5th Street | Crescent City, CA 95531
Monday–Thursday 9-4 | Friday 9-12
(707) 464-8347

Be brave, take risks, nothing can substitute experience