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Oregon Hospital Cuts People And Announces Layoffs

Job Cuts Loom as Oregon Hospital Announces Layoffs Affecting Hundreds.

Layoff Waves Hit Oregon Hospital, Impacting Hundreds of Workers.

Oregon Hospital Cuts People And Announces Layoffs

Hundreds of staff at the University District Hospital in Eugene, Oregon, will be out of work following an official layoff notice lodged by PeaceHealth advising of job cuts.

The controversial closure of the hospital was first announced in August, and last week, protesters laid on the ground in front of PeaceHealth Medical Center University District as part of a demonstration.

Under the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act, an employer with more than 100 full-time workers must provide a 60-day notice before laying off 50 or more people at a single site.

Today, PeaceHealth filed a WARN act with the Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission advising that 463 employees will be laid off when the hospital closes mid-December.

PeaceHealth has advised it is “looking to have opportunities” for about 325 people at Riverbend Hospital to try and minimize the impact of the hospital’s closure. “PeaceHealth remains committed to its caregivers and Lane County and will continue to strategically invest in our staff and the healthcare needs of those in Eugene, Springfield and the entire region,” PeaceHealth spokesperson Joseph Waltasti.

This is an ongoing story, and I will update readers as more news comes to hand.

Oregon layoff notifications

So far, in 2023, twenty-one companies have announced they will be cutting jobs in Oregon. The complete list is below.

  • Wells Fargo Bank. 316 jobs cut across Oregon.
  • Cascades Tissue Group. 72 jobs cut in St. Helens.
  • DC-25 Portland Distribution Center. 101 jobs cut in Portland
  • Tree Top Inc. 74 jobs cut in Oregon
  • Yellow Freight. 87 jobs were cut in Roseburg and Eugene
  • KeHe Distributors. 101 jobs cut in Oregon
  • PBS West, LLC. 50 jobs cut in Corvallis
  • Owens-Brockway Glass Container Inc. 81 jobs cut in Portland
  • Marquis Spas. 115 jobs cut in Independence
  • Aimbridge Employee Service Corp. 62 jobs cut in Eugene
  • Cascades Tissue Group 133 jobs cut in St. Helens and Scappoose
  • Makita U.S.A. 6 jobs cut in Portland
  • David’s Bridal. Five retail stores were permanently closed.
  • Client Facility. 150 jobs cut in Beaverton
  • Blount Fine Foods. 198 jobs cut in Portland
  • Walmart. 580 jobs cut in Portland
  • Railcar Manufacturing Operations. 101 jobs cut in Portland
  • Grace. 95 jobs cut in Albany
  • Target. Three stores closed, resulting in 148 jobs cut.
  • American Nursery Services. 25 jobs cut in Newberg
  • Divvy Homes. 94 jobs cut across Oregon

Your thoughts

Are you concerned about these job losses? Do you fear the United States could be heading toward a recession? Who is to blame for job losses? Is there anything Gov. Kotek can do to address these job cuts?

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