Thursday, November 19, 2009

Add a little here, lose a little there

Although our weekly report on business happenings usually focuses on new openings or business closures, this week we heard about a lot of expansions and contractions. For instance, companies adding more positions included:

The Weston Eye Center in Roseburg has expanded by 3,000 square feet and added an ophthalmologist. The News-Review, 11-8-09

• The Union County Sheriff's Office received a two-year, $309,000 grant from the federal government that will add two members to the area's Multi-Agency Enforcement Response Interdiction Team, which is the local drug task force. One will work in Union County and the other in Wallowa County. The Observer, 10-27-09

Rockwell Collins, a communication and aviation electronics company, is closing its San Jose site and moving those jobs to its Wilsonville facility, where it employs approximately 300 people. The exact number of jobs that will relocate is not yet known, but will include about 120 engineering positions. Wilsonville Spokesman, 11-17-09

And the companies who announced downsizing were:

Georgia-Pacific laid off 15 workers at its Wauna paper mill near Astoria. Daily Astorian, 11-16-09

Timber Product Company will close its White City plant and move its Southern Oregon softwood plywood production to Grants Pass. Of its 44 employees, 28 will move to the Grants Pass plant or the company's Spectrum Division in White City, two will be reassigned elsewhere in the company, and 14 will be laid off. Medford Mail Tribune, 11-18-09

Sykes Enterprises, Inc. will lay off 336 people from its Milton-Freewater call center in January. The Oregonian, 11-13-09

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