Monday, October 5, 2009

SolarWorld Expanding; Teachers Struggling to Find Jobs

This weekend's Oregonian newspaper shared two articles related to business and employment in Oregon.

The first article was on SolarWorld, a German manufacturer of solar panels. The company has a large plant in Hillsboro and just announced plans to expand. See the article: SolarWorld to add production step in Hillsboro

The second article was about Oregon's recent college graduates in the field of teaching. It seems that these young hopefuls are having a difficult time finding employment. "With schools offering jobs to only about one-third as many teachers as normal, there was fierce competition for nearly every opening..." The Oregonian estimates that about 600 graduates in education found employment this fall. Check out the full article: Most of Oregon's 2,400 new teachers unable to find jobs this fall

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