Thursday, March 17, 2011

News Around the State

A few big announcements in this week's edition of Around the State caught our eye:

Lakeof the Woods Lodge east of Medford is being expanded and upgraded as part of a $3.5-million project. The lodge, which employs up to 50 people in its peak season, is surrounded by a marina that includes a pizza parlor, bait shop, general store, 27 cabins, and a 26-unit RV park. The owners also plan to build a 40-unit RV park nearby. Mail Tribune, 3/8/2011

Fern Garden Memory Care will open a $4-million, 84-bed memory care facility in Medford in July. Hiring is expected to begin in May. Mail Tribune, 3/16/2011

Goody's Candy Store Inc. will add 2,000 square feet to a vacant building in Bend and use it as a factory and store for its ice cream and chocolate products. It plans to add five to ten employees. The company is also in the process of supporting the establishment of it first franchise, in Prineville, which should open in April. The Bulletin, 3/17/2011

Unfortunately, a few of these attention-grabbers were reductions in staff...

The Sunset Empire Transportation District in Astoria will lay off about 30 employees over the next few weeks. The Daily Astorian, 3/10/2011

The Portland Development Commission eliminated 22.2 full-time equivalent positions across all departments. Of those positions, 17 are currently filled and the rest are vacant. Portland Business Journal, 3/16/2011

in Klamath Falls instituted a one-year pay reduction, cut five faculty positions by attrition, and four administrative positions for the 2010-2011 school year. Herald and News, 3/2/2011

Get all the announcements in the full issue, or using our Around the State search tool!

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