Thursday, October 21, 2010

Big Employment Announcements Around the State

This week's edition of Around the State highlights several recent announcements from organizations making large employment changes.

On the Uptick:
Harry & David in Medford has hired 2,400 temporary employees and expects to hire an additional 2,000., 10-15-10

Intel unveiled a mammoth Oregon expansion, outlining a multi-billion dollar project that will remake its Ronler Acres campus in Hillsboro and add at least 800 long-term manufacturing jobs. The Oregonian, 10-19-10

MEMC Electronic Materials Inc. will add about 50 workers at its silicon wafer factory in north Portland. The Oregonian, 10-15-10

Wal-Mart will expand and remodel its Cottage Grove store and add about 85 workers. Register-Guard, 10-15-10

Wallowa County will hire 10 to 15 temporary employees for the Hurricane Creek Road construction project between Enterprise and Joseph that will take place over a six-month period in spring 2012. Wallowa County Chieftain, 9-30-10

Unfortunately, not all of this week's news was upbeat....

The Downside:
Vancouver-based CDM Services, a nonprofit organization that provides in-home care services for the elderly and disabled, will lay off half of its 200 employees starting November 1. The Columbian, 10-20-10

Silver Eagle Manufacturing Co., a maker of truck hitches and trailers, will lay off 55 workers at its northeast Portland plant in December. The Oregonian, 10-15-10

Read more announcements the full issue.
Past issues are also available.

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