Thursday, May 19, 2011

Announcements and Employment Around the State

We have a diverse list of announcements in this week's edition of Around the State. Many of them make specific note of employment impacts, which we appreciate!

Tallying up jobs:

Marshalls discount clothier will open at Keizer Station. It will employ about 60 people. Statesman Journal, 5/19/2011

Oregon Coast Technology opened in Yachats. It offers managed technology services and employs two people. News-Times, 5/18/2011

St. Charles Health System will open family practice clinics in Sisters and Bend. It will hire four physicians to staff the clinics. The Bulletin, 5/17/2011

• The City of Roseburg's spending plan, approved by the Budget Committee, proposes giving employees a two percent pay increase and adding two workers. The increases are attributed to conservative spending, annexations, and commercial development. The News-Review, 5/6/2011

SoloPower abandoned plans to open a facility in Wilsonville and will instead build a $340-million solar plant in north Portland. It plans to initially employ 170 people, possibly increasing to 500 employees within five years, making thin-film solar panels. The Oregonian, 5/12/2011

Sadly, some announcements aren't adding to the jobs column...

Roseburg Forest Products will lay off more than 200 people at plants in Riddle, Dillard, and Coquille. The Oregonian, 5/19/2011

• The Salem-Keizer School Board voted to accept teacher salary concessions that leave the district $2 million short for the 2011-2012 school year, which means 25 teachers will be laid off. Statesman Journal, 5/12/2011

• More than 20 City of Corvallis employees will be laid off, transferred, or have their hours cut at the end of June. Corvallis Gazette-Times, 5/14/2011

Read all of this week's announcements -- or search the archive! -- on our Around the State page at QualityInfo.

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