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|Friday, March 23, 2012|
T-Mobile USA is shuttering its Redmond call center and laying off its 359 employees, just months after state leaders were reassured it would stay open.
That hope hinged on the wireless provider's planned $39 billion merger with AT&T Inc., which failed in December after the federal government moved to block the takeover.
Instead, the Bellevue, Wash.-based company plans to close seven of its 24 call centers, eliminating 1,900 jobs nationwide but sparing its Salem operations. It intends to funnel money toward a planned $4 billion network upgrade in the hopes it can better compete in the increasingly cutthroat wireless space. The company lost more than 800,000 cellphone subscribers in the fourth quarter of 2011 alone.
The Redmond layoffs are expected to take effect June 22, nearly nine years after a forgivable $850,000 state loan and enterprise zone incentives helped woo the company to the high desert.
Read more at OregonLive.com.
Friday, July 10, 2015
BY LINDA BAKER
Market of Choice is on a tear. In 2012 the 35-year-old Eugene-based grocery chain opened a central kitchen/distribution center in its hometown. The market opened its third Portland store in the Cedar Mill neighborhood this year; another outpost in Bend broke ground in March. A fourth Portland location is slated for the inner southeast “LOCA” development, a mixed-use project featuring condos and retail. Revenues in 2014 were $175 million, a double-digit increase over 2013. CEO Rick Wright discusses growth, market trends and how he keeps new “foodie” grocery clerks happy.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
One year after he was appointed chair of the Portland Development Commission, Tom Kelly talks about PDC's longevity, Neil Kelly's comeback and his new role as Portlandia's landlord.
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Uncertainty in Greece and China, along with potential interest rate hikes mean investors are looking at the market and nervously questioning where they should be invested.
Monday, June 22, 2015
The Clean Fuels/gas tax trade off will go down in history as another disjointed, on-again off-again approach to city and state lawmaking.
Friday, June 05, 2015
As temperatures in Oregon creep into the 90s this weekend, Oregonians' thoughts are turning to — summer baseball.
Monday, July 13, 2015
BY KIM MOORE | PHOTOS BY JASON E. KAPLAN
A New York floral and gift business takes on the iconic Harry & David brand.
Wednesday, July 01, 2015
There are more than 10 million former military members working in the United States.
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