UPDATE: iQor to layoff all employees and close facility

UPDATE: iQor to layoff all employees and close facility

Today, iQor issued letters to its Klamath Falls employees stating that all employees are expected to be terminated and that the facility will close by August 30. In a letter obtained by KFN it states, “by August 30, 2019 that the entire facility will be closed and all employees at the facility will be impacted. This closure is expected to be permanent.”

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Oregon Minimum Wage increases on July 1

Oregon Minimum Wage increases on July 1

Oregon’s minimum wage increases on July 1, 2019, but the raises won’t be the same across the state. The minimum wage increases to $12.50 per hour inside the Portland urban growth boundary, $11.00 per hour in nonurban counties, and $11.25 in other areas of the state.

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UPDATED: New Fairfield Inn to break ground at TimberMill Shores, Wednesday

UPDATED: New Fairfield Inn to break ground at TimberMill Shores, Wednesday

With Lake Ewauna as a natural backdrop, Klamath Falls Mayor Carol Westfall on Wednesday will join principals of Ferguson Hotel Development, Choose Klamath (KCEDA), the Klamath County Chamber of Commerce, and Klamath Falls City and County officials to officially break ground on a new, 92-room Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott at TimberMill Shores.

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REACH Inc. recycle sort line near completion

REACH Inc. recycle sort line near completion

Klamath Falls, Ore. - REACH is only weeks away from opening its Recycle Sort Line, located inside their Maywood Drive Facility. The Sort Line will allow REACH to capture around 65 percent of the Basin’s recyclable items and package them into more marketable formats. This new service will insure that as much of the basins local items are getting recycled as is economically possible.

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Cycle Oregon coming to Diamond & Crater Lakes

Cycle Oregon coming to Diamond & Crater Lakes

Klamath Falls, Ore. - Discover Klamath Visitor and Convention Bureau, in partnership with Two Rivers Art Gallery and Cycle Oregon, will host the Cycle Oregon Classic at Diamond Lake on September 11, 12, and 13, 2019. 

Discover Klamath has graciously accepted the role of Community Manager and is currently seeking organizations to help assist by filling many roles and various aspects in order to successfully host the Cycle Oregon Classic.  These organizations can be, but are not limited to:  Church Groups, School Teams, Non-Profits, Service Organizations, and more.

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Kiewit wins contract to remove Klamath River dams

Kiewit wins contract to remove Klamath River dams

Klamath Basin – Yesterday, the Klamath River Renewal Corporation (KRRC) took a major step toward dam removal and creating a free-flowing Klamath River by entering into a dam removal design-build contract with construction firm Kiewit Infrastructure West Co. of Fairfield, California. The initial award authorizes $18.1 million in preliminary services, with a further award for project implementation work to follow once design is finalized.   

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Local unemployment rate up from a year ago

Local unemployment rate up from a year ago

The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was little changed in the past month. The rate was 7.3 percent in March and 7.4 percent in February. The rate remains up from this time last year when it was 6.3 percent.

Klamath County added 100 jobs in March, typical hiring for this time of year.

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