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Portland Metro Workforce Training Center closed due to power outage

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Portland Community College has closed the Portland Metropolitan Workforce Training Center,5600 NE 42nd St., due to a power outage.

The power went out at around 2:15 p.m. today and the decision to close the center happened at 3 p.m., according to Dana Haynes, public affairs manager for PCC.

Portland Power & Light officials told the college that power could be restored by 5:30 this evening, at the earliest. However, the center usually closes at 5 p.m. on Fridays, so the decision was made to close the facility.

The center houses programs for people searching for employment and looking for professional development, including the welfare-to-work program and the Dislocated Workers Project.

About James Hill

James G. Hill, an award-winning journalist and public relations writer, has been the Communications Specialist for the Office of Public Affairs at Portland Community College since November of 1999. A graduate of Portland State University, J... more »

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