Thursday, June 28, 2012

Local Government News and New Jobs Around the State

This week's listing of business announcements has both good and bad news for several local government entities around the state:
     The Port of Tillamook Bay opened three new 18,000-square-foot warehouses and is set to open a new conference center. The projects are part of a multi-million dollar renovation effort. Headlight-Herald, 6/13/2012
     Umpqua Business Center opened in Roseburg. The business incubator rents offices to and provides technical support for new small businesses. It was built with $2.75 million in federal stimulus funds and matching funds provided by the Cow Creek Umpqua Tribe. The News-Review, 6/13/2012
     Lane County will lay off eight deputies and 13 people in the prosecutors office in the first of several rounds of layoffs. It is expected that 12 percent of the county's total workforce will be eliminated in this year's budget. The Register-Guard, 6/26/2012
     Willamette Education Service District in Salem will lay off or reduce the hours of 63 employees by the end of the month. Statesman Journal, 6/22/2012
 On the plus side, there were several companies announcing new jobs:
     The Pilot Travel Center opened in Klamath Falls. It employs 60 people. Herald and News, 6/19/2012
     Goodness Gracious Café and Catering, a new branch of Goodness Gracious Catering, opened in Grants Pass. The two businesses employ between 20 and 25 people. Grants Pass Daily Courier, 6/23/2012
     Fultano's Pizza opened in Scappoose. It employs 35 people. The Chronicle, 6/20/2012
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