The big layoffs. Who is laying off and how how many?

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.

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