Thursday, May 2, 2013

Big Employment News Around the State

This week's Around the State business news includes several announcements that affect a large number of jobs:
  • Columbia Forest Products, a wood product manufacturer in Klamath Falls, plans to hire 20 people. Herald and News, 4/29/2013  
  • Electrical Geodesics, a Eugene-based tech company that makes and sells encephalography technology, has gone public on the London Stock Exchange. It employs 80 people in Eugene and plans to hire 40 more in the next year or two. About a dozen of those hires will be based in Eugene. The Register-Guard, 4/9/2013 
  • Hitachi High Technologies America Inc. in Hillsboro will add 30 engineers. The Oregonian, 4/25/2013

Some of these announcements include sizeable layoffs: 
  • AEG Facilities, the company that managed the Rose Garden and Memorial Coliseum in Portland, will lay off 900 workers next month. Employees will have the opportunity to reapply for jobs under the new food service provider for the facilities, Levy Restaurants of Chicago. The Oregonian, 4/29/2013
  • Xerox Corp. will close its Coos Bay and North Bend call centers in July, laying off about 300 people. The World, 5/1/2013 
  • Sanyo Solar of Oregon will lay off 52 workers at its southeast Salem plant by the end of June. Statesman Journal, 4/26/2013 
  • Advanced Energy Industries will consolidate its Bend solar-inverter manufacturing with its operations in Fort Collins, Colo., where the company is based. As of last year, it employed about 115 people in Bend. The Bulletin, 4/11/2013
 Looking for more of the latest business news from across Oregon? You can find it at the Around the State page on QualityInfo.

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