Thursday, April 18, 2013

Businesses Adding Jobs Around the State

This week our Around the State business announcements include several firms that plan to open and hire staff, or add to their existing workforce.
  • Cover Oregon, the state's new health insurance exchange will open a customer service office in southeast Salem in May, creating about 50 permanent jobs and 100 seasonal positions. Statesman Journal, 4/12/2013 
  • Salem Clinic will open a new clinic in south Salem in October. It will have space to accommodate up to 70 employees including 15 physicians, as well as lab, X-ray, and urgent care services. Statesman Journal, 4/16/2013 
  •  Howiee's on Front, a bar and grill, opened a second Medford location. The two restaurants employ 28 people. Mail Tribune, 4/16/2013 
  • The Port of Garibaldi received a $3.08 million grant to help rebuild its Commercial Street wharf. The project could create 32 jobs and retain an additional 250 jobs. Headlight-Herald, 4/3/2013
Some employers plan to relocate jobs instead: 
  • Outback Steakhouse in Salem will relocate to Keizer Station. The new restaurant will open in July. It will employ about 90 current employees and some new hires. Statesman Journal, 3/29/2013 
  • Easybar, a Tualatin-based maker of devices that regulate the amount of liquor or beer poured in bar drinks, will open a facility in Bend and move most of its 40 employees to the new site by the end of the year. The Bulletin, 3/30/2013

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