Two mass layoff notices posted by the state show that COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc with Oregon's economy nearly five months after Gov. Kate Brown's March 23 stay-at-home order.
The latest to go, according to an Aug. 7 filing: 355 workers employed by the food services giant Aramark at Nike's headquarters in Beaverton. The cooks, baristas and other workers who staff the company's cafeterias will follow hundreds of Nike workers out the door by Sept. 25.
The layoffs at Alaska, which, with Southwest Airlines, is one of the two largest carriers at PDX, come less than a month after the airport opened its first new gates in more than 20 years as part of a $2 billion expansion.