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Oracle Says 130 Jobs Coming To Oregon

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

Oracle's Hillsboro office.

Oracle’s Hillsboro office.

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Gov. 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 will be given as loans.  Those will be forgiven if Oracle meets growth and salary goals. 

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

Kowalski explained, “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.” 

Gov. Kitzhaber speaks at Oracle Corp. in 2013.

Gov. Kitzhaber speaks at Oracle Corp. in 2013.

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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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