Thursday, May 26, 2011

More public-sector cuts Around the State

As I mentioned in last week's Around the State post, we have seen a continuing trend of closings and reductions in the public sector. Many of the announcements this week contain more of the same.
  • Coos County will close its 12-bed Juvenile Justice facility on June 30. Seven full-time and three to seven part-timers will be laid off. The World, 5/17/2011
  • The Elgin School District Budget Committee approved a 2011-12 budget that will eliminate four full-time teaching positions and 6.5 instructional aide positions. The Observer, 5/24/2011
  • The Yamhill County Sheriff's Office will cut two patrol deputy positions, halve mental health funding at the jail, and eliminate the jail's GED program in fiscal year 2011-12. News-Register, 5/7/2011
  • The Willamina School District plans to cut seven certified and five classified positions for the 2011-2012 school year. It will also close the middle school in Grand Ronde and divide its students between the elementary and high school. News-Register, 5/13/2011

I don't like to dwell on the downside, so let's also take a look at some openings listed in this week's edition:
  • Sustainable engineering firm Glumac opened an office in Corvallis, across from Oregon State University. It hopes that the proximity to the campus will help it recruit engineering students who share the company's passion for energy efficient design. Corvallis Gazette-Times, 5/13/2011
  • Zupan's Markets will open a store at the former Wizer's location in Lake Oswego this fall. It will employ 100 people. The Oregonian, 5/19/2011
  • The Alcan Cable plant in Wilber, which closed at the end of 2010, temporarily reopened May 2 and is expected to stay open through August. Twenty-seven former employees were called back to work. The News-Review, 5/22/2011
Get even more announcements in the full edition, or by using our Around the State search tool!

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