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FedEx brings jobs to Troutdale

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Thursday, April 15, 2010

When FedEx Ground's new $100 million distribution center opens in Troutdale in August, it will employ over 700 workers, with hopes of reaching 1,000 in the future.

Local officials hope the new center will also spur development at the Port of Portland's industrial park near the mouth of the Sandy River.

"Fedex is an engine for economic investment, not just for Troutdale, but all of East Multnomah County," said Jim Kight, mayor of Troutdale. "Hopefully, it'll spur other businesses."

For FedEx itself, the recession slammed revenues, which fell by double digits with the general slowdown in commerce.

Read the full story at OregonLive.com.

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Part-time/nonunion, though.
0 #1 Brings jobs from Portland to Troutdale.Part-time/nonunion, though. 2010-04-15 12:34:12
"The facility replaces the company's aging Swan Island location, and nearly doubles it in size. Most of the distribution center's 500 package handlers, clerks and service managers and 200 contracted drivers will transfer over from Swan Island. But any new hires will likely be from the Troutdale area. "
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