Oracle Says 130 Jobs Coming To Oregon

Feb 19, 2013

 The server giant, Oracle, announced Monday that it will shift 130 jobs from Mexico to Oregon - and retain other jobs here that might have been headed south.

 Governor John Kitzhaber says he used Oregon's new business retention and expansion fund to keep some of the jobs and attract the others. Some of the $1.4 million dollars will be given as loans.  Those will be forgiven if Oracle meets growth and salary goals. 

Oracle Vice President Luke Kowalski said the openings are already posted on their website, and many different jobs are available. 

"From engineering to working manufacturing on the floor, to people who are buyers sourcing some of the parts that comprise these engineered systems, storage and servers. So it's a full spectrum of positions." 

Under the deal, more than half of the positions must pay at least 150 percent of Oregon's average wage.  That means employees will be making more than $60,000 annually. 

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