Thursday, September 10, 2009

Some Firms Grow, Some Go, and Some...Juggle?

Businesses that reported employment growth this week were quite varied:

· Construction of a fire station and visitor center in Coos Bay will boost construction jobs in the area. The two city-funded projects are expected to employ 190 workers between now and their June 2010 completion dates. The World, 8-15-09

· Oregon’s Only Organics bought a warehouse in Springfield where it will produce mass quantities of plant food. It employs six people with plans to expand to 30 in the next year or two. Register-Guard, 9-4-09

· Optident, a dental services lab, opened in Springfield. It employs six people and could expand to 40 or 50 workers in the next couple of years. Register-Guard, 9-3-09

A few firms that announced closures (that is, the companies who are "going"), were:

· Little Cannoli Bakery at the Reed Opera House in Salem closed. Statesman Journal, 9-1-09

· Three Portland restaurants – Kincaid’s Fish, Stanford’s at Riverplace, and Chop & Steak House – have closed. Portland Business Journal, 9-4-09

Also, at least one employer reported a little juggling:

· Klamath County School District cut the number of school days and restored five teaching positions for the 2009-2010 school year. Herald and News, 8-29-09

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