Thursday, June 6, 2013

What's New Around the State?

In short, plenty! Here's a sample of this week's business announcements:

  • Fred Meyer in Warrenton is undergoing a $15-million expansion that will add about 16 workers. The Daily Astorian, 5/30/2013
  • Adventist Health Tillamook Regional Medical Center opened the Tillamook Medical Plaza. The $4.5-million building will house urgent care, cardiology, podiatry, medical imaging, internal medicine, family medicine, and general and orthopedic surgery departments. Headlight-Herald, 5/22/2013 
  • Canada-based aluminum extruder APEL will move from Springfield to a larger facility in Coburg. It plans to spend $12 million and add 25 to 30 workers. The Register-Guard, 6/6/2013

Unfortunately, several announcements include layoffs: 

  • Central Linn Kidco Head Start in Brownsville closed due to federal budget sequestration cuts. Albany Democrat-Herald, 5/29/2013
  • The Willamette Education Service District Board in Salem approved its 2013-14 budget, which will eliminate up to 37 full-time jobs. Statesman Journal, 6/6/2013 
  • The Klamath County School District will eliminate seven teaching positions for the 2013-14 school year. Most positions are expected to be cut through retirements. Herald and News, 6/1/2013 
  • 1,000 Friends of Oregon will close its office in Bend. The Bulletin, 5/30/2013 
  • Deschutes County plans to eliminate about nine full-time equivalent positions in the 2013-2014 fiscal year. The Bulletin, 5/29/2013 
  • Ricoh Co., a Japanese printer and copier company, will lay off 70 sales, billing, service, and administrative workers at its Tigard facility later this year. The Oregonian, 5/31/2013  

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