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.

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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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