Federal-project jobs saved

The $787 billion stimulus saved or created 491 Oregon jobs for federal contractors.

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Of the 30,000 jobs saved or created nationwide by stimulus money for federal contractors, 491 of them were in Oregon.

Most of the jobs in Oregon were connected to work in national forests, water projects and defense-related programs while in other parts of the country jobs were centered on military bases or at Superfund sites. All the jobs were controlled directly by federal agencies.

In Oregon, the Army awarded 14 contracts worth $57.5 million while the Corps of Engineers approved 15 contracts valued at $9.2 million. The Department of Agriculture, which includes the Forest Service, wrote 17 contracts with a value of $6.5 million and the Department of Commerce approved three for $9.5 million.

Read the full story at OregonLive.com.

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