Thursday, January 31, 2013

Hiring and Layoffs Around the State

Several large companies are opening new locations and are planning to hire sometime over the next year:
  • Enviro Board Corp. plans to open a facility in John Day to produce environmentally friendly building materials, converting agricultural waste into low-cost building panels. It expects to begin operations early next year and will operate five production lines, creating eight jobs per line per shift. Blue Mountain Eagle, 1/30/2013 
  • A Texas Roadhouse restaurant and a BJ's Restaurant and Brewery will open at Eugene's Valley River Center. Construction is to be completed this summer. The Texas Roadhouse will employ around 100. The Register-Guard, 1/19/2013 
  • Two clothing stores, Rue 21 and Marshalls, will open at the Roseburg Valley Mall. Rue 21 is expected to open next month and Marshalls in midsummer. The News-Review, 1/21/2013
Unfortunately there were also some big layoff announcements in recent news:  
  • Daimler Trucks North America will lay off 250 workers at its Portland factory next month as demand stalls for new trucks. The Oregonian, 1/30/2013 
  • SolarWorld in Hillsboro laid off 50 workers. The Oregonian, 1/25/2013
  • Pepsi Beverages Co. will close its distribution warehouse in northeast Salem next month. It employs 66 people and many of them may transfer to jobs in Portland or Corvallis. Statesman Journal, 1/28/2013
Read more of the latest business announcements in this week's AtS, or search our online news archive.

No comments: