Thursday, June 11, 2009

Some Things Open, Some Things Close

It's Thursday and once again time for the Around the State report. Without further ado, here are a few business announcements published this week:

· On the coast, several businesses opened in Myrtle Point: The Wizard’s Garden, an organic garden supply store; The Steel Penny Saloon; Odd’s Ends, an antiques and collectibles store; and Lyndee’s Bug’s Kids, a nonprofit second-hand children’s store. A bicycle shop and woodworking business are expected to open soon. The World, 6-10-09

· The Union-Baker Education Service District will cut two teaching positions and 1.5 non-teaching positions (The Observer, 6-2-09), and the Klamath County School District also announced layoffs. It plans to cut 45 teaching positions for the 2009-2010 school year (Herald and News, 6-6-09).

· In Bend, the company PV Powered will double or triple its operation, fueled by a multi-million dollar investment and the extension of a government tax-credit. It employs 55 people and plans to hire up to 10 more. Bend Bulletin, 6-5-09

· In the Willamette Valley, the Register-Guard newspaper in Eugene laid off 21 people (Register-Guard, 6-9-09). The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office will cut 17 positions effective August 1 (The Chronicle, 6-3-09).

The full list of openings and closings is available at this link.

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