Group blames Oregon job losses on international trade

Group blames Oregon job losses on international trade

The Oregon Fair Trade Campaign says international trade is causing job losses for the state's technology work force.

"Oregon's Silicon Forest has experienced astoundingly high levels of trade-related job loss," said Elizabeth Swager, assistant director of the Oregon Fair Trade Campaign, which issued a report…on tech job loss during the past decade.

It's an oft-told tale: The state's tech work force is 26 percent smaller today than it was at the peak of the dot-com bubble, according to figures from the Oregon Employment Department.

Read more at OregonLive.com.

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