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Hewlett-Packard Split Means More Layoffs

Oct. 7, 2014 10:06 p.m.

After Hewlett-Packard announced its split into two separate publicly traded companies, the tech giant said it will let go of another 5,000 employees.

Business | News | local | OPB News Blog

Massive Microsoft Layoffs Limited In Northwest

July 17, 2014 6:39 p.m.

Microsoft Corporation announced massive layoffs Thursday morning: 18,000 jobs will be cut worldwide and 1,351 will be out of the Puget Sound area.

Business | News | Economy | local | Nation

Layoffs At Weyerhaeuser Could Start Next Week

Jan. 24, 2015 12:47 a.m.

Temporary layoffs at Washington-based Weyerhaeuser could start next week. According to union officials, the timber company plans to lay off workers at one of its four Longview mills.

News | Economy

Crook County Faces Highest Unemployment In Oregon After Layoffs

Jan. 27, 2015 7:34 p.m.

The unemployment rate in Crook County jumped to the highest in the state last month following layoffs at a mill in Prineville. 

News | Economy | local

Mill Layoffs In Prineville Are About More Than Jobs

Feb. 4, 2015 8 a.m.

Last November the Woodgrain Mill shut down most of its operation in Prineville and laid off nearly 200 workers, after the mill's roof collapsed. Now, both the community and laid-off workers are struggling to recover.

Business | Economy | local

Washington County Nursery To Close, Layoff 100 Workers

June 30, 2014 11:50 p.m.

Oregon authorities received notice Monday that a nursery operation in Washington County is closing, eliminating 100 jobs.

Education | News | local

School Boards Expect Teacher Layoffs From PERS Decision

May 1, 2015 11:30 p.m.

The court decision rejecting legislative changes to the Public Employee Retirement System could increase pension costs by $358 million in the 2017-19 biennium.

Business | Economy

Oregon Steel Mills' Russian Owner Announces Layoffs

April 1, 2009 12:24 p.m.

Evraz -- the Russian steel giant that acquired Oregon Steel Mills two years ago -- says it is going to temporarily lay off 225 workers at its Portland mill.

Business | Economy

Weyerhaeuser Posts Record Loss, Announces More Layoffs

Feb. 6, 2009 2:37 p.m.

North America’s largest lumber producer, Weyerhaeuser posted a loss of $1.2 billion in the fourth quarter of last year. It also announced more layoffs.

Business | Economy

Boeing Announces 4500 Layoffs

Jan. 9, 2009 1:42 p.m.

Boeing announced Friday that it is planning to lay-off 4500 workers from its commercial airplanes division, because of the faltering economy.

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The One With The Vibraphone: Hear American Football's 'Give Me The Gun'

Sept. 7, 2016 2:52 p.m.

After a 17-year layoff, the emo band's new single is the sound of musicians who've grown gracefully.

Music | local | NW Life

Long Play: Sleater-Kinney - The Woods

March 3, 2016 10 p.m.

A little over 10 years after Sleater-Kinney released this career-defining album, we're playing selections from it throughout the broadcast at opbmusic all day -- Monday, March 7.

Arts | local

Susan Mach's 'A Noble Failure': The Limits of the Test

Jan. 16, 2013 3:15 p.m.

Oregon Arts Watch Editor Barry Johnson shares his thoughts about A Noble Failure, Susan Mach's smart, sharp and polished play, which recently premiered at Third Rail Repertory Theatre.


Tonight: Weinland, The Mother Hips

Jan. 11, 2008 4:20 p.m.



Photo Review: PDX Pop Now! '09- Day 3

July 29, 2009 7:16 p.m.

PDX Pop Now! came to a head Sunday with sweltering temperatures and perhaps even hotter on-stage action, including Nurses, The Shaky Hands, Au and Menomena.


The Week Ahead...

Sept. 28, 2008 10:37 p.m.

An intriguing live week of upstarts, legends, and those somewhere in between descends upon the area this week, including British takes on neo-folk and neo-soul, post-punks on a never-ending "mission," a bluegrass beauty and her Zeppelin beast, and more.

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Layoffs at the Tillamook Cheese Factory

Jan. 11, 2012 5:06 p.m.

Beginning next month, Tillamook County Creamery Association (TCCA) will be eliminating 50 positions from their flagship factory in Tillamook. The layoffs come as an attempt to reduce the high transportation costs associated with shipping cheese across the nation. Beyond saving money, TCCA hopes the cuts will improve overall efficiency as well. Starting February, only 40 percent of the cheese will be packaged at the factory, and the rest out of state, closer to its final destination. As a result up to half of the packaging department in Tillamook will lose their jobs. With a population of roughly 4,500 residents, and few family wage jobs available, a cut of 50 positions will have a large impact on the local community. Already the Tillamook Cheese Facebook page has been immersed with comments regarding the announcement, including strategies as to how Tillamook could avoid these reductions. TCCA has been active in defending their decision. The company is claiming that the cuts are necessary to remain competitive within the market place, and to deal with their growing customer base out with the Northwestern states. TCCA hopes that natural attrition within the workforce and retirements will account for some of the cuts, and states that Tillamook will always remain as the home and headquarters of the TCCA.

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Layoff or Day Off?

Feb. 25, 2009 5 p.m.

Washington state released their latest unemployment figures today. Oregon is expected to follow later this week and Oregon's news — much like Washington's — is not expected to be good. More and more people are losing their jobs as the economy continues to slide. What about people who are not being laid off, but whose employers are starting to feel the pinch? Some companies are cutting salaries by five or ten percent. (That may not sound like much, but if you're living paycheck to paycheck it may mean a present-less birthday party for your daughter or a missed mortgage payment.) Other companies are lapsing on their employees' medical insurance payments. How are you being chipped away at in this economy? How are those small changes changing your life?

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Oregonian Changes To Four Day Delivery

June 20, 2013 7:06 p.m.

This fall a new digitally focused media group will launch, replacing The Oregonian as we know it. This Oregonian Media Group will print the paper seven days a week, but only make it available for home delivery on four days: Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, with the option of receiving the Saturday paper as well. You will still be able to purchase a paper at newsstands every day. Oregonian staff were told to expect significant layoffs. This model replicates what's happened already with the Plain Dealer in Cleveland (and similar, though not identical to the Times Picayune in New Orleans). We'll find out what this means for staff and readers of the paper.

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Oregonian Publisher Talks About The Changes

June 21, 2013 7:06 p.m.

Yesterday the president and publisher of The Oregonian, N. Christian Anderson III, broke some big news to the paper's staff. Beginning October 1 the paper will continue to publish seven days a week, but delivery will only happen on four days. There will be a new digital version of the paper called "My Digital O." The Oregonian will move offices. And there will be "significant layoffs." Staff are expected to find out by the end of the day today if they will have a job come October 1. We'll get Anderson's take on what is happening.

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