By Alyssa Williams,
Below are some of the notable and high profile job losses announced during the past six months.
Hynix Semiconductor – 1,400 jobs
Hewlett-Packard – 300 jobs
Milwaukie Affiliated Computer Services – 285 jobs,
Qwest – 101 jobs
Tektronix – 150 jobs
Con-Way Inc.– 88 jobs
DHL Express – 140 jobs
Boise Inc., (St. Helens mill) – 300 jobs
OMSI – 20 jobs
Evraz Oregon Steel Pipe Mill – 130 jobs
Note: Layoffs are not always a sign of trouble, but rather a businesses ability to adapt and make difficult decisions in tough times.