Thursday, May 17, 2012

Job Impacts Around the State

There were several important employment announcements around Oregon this week:


 • The Josephine County Sheriff's Office plans to lay off 70 workers, including 21 deputies, after a public safety measured failed. The juvenile department will close and beds will be rented from the Jackson County jail. KDRV, 5/16/2012


• Heppner-based Bank of Eastern Oregon will open new loan production offices in Island City and Pendleton. Its other loan production offices are in Hermiston and Ontario. The Observer, 5/2/2012


AB Car Rental Services Inc. in Portland will lay off 55 airport shuttle workers in July as it moves to outsource operations associated with its Avis and Budget brands. Portland Business Journal, 5/15/2012 


Truitt Brothers Inc., a Salem-based food processor, will eliminate as many as 139 jobs starting in mid-July as part of the closure of its green bean canning facility. Another 200 to 250 seasonal employees will be lost. The Oregonian, 5/15/2012

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• Harry & David, a Medford-based gourmet food manufacturer, plans to reopen its seasonal call center in Eugene this fall and hire 700 to 800 people. It operated the call center for the holiday rush for more than 20 years, but closed in 2010. The Register-Guard, 5/15/2012

Read the full list of business announcements in this week's AtS, or search our news archives using the online tool.

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