Update (09/22 2:00 p.m.) — A CenturyLink spokesperson said in an e-mail sent to NBC5 News, “We are not focusing on a specific group of employees or states. We are making adjustments to meet the needs of the business. We do not have specific numbers at this time. The positions that will be impacted are based on the number of volunteers and will be finalized in the coming weeks.”
Some Oregon workers could be looking for new jobs in the coming months.
Trade news organization CRN reports CenturyLink plans to lay off 3,500
Oregon employees nationwide by the middle of December. The cuts are part of the phone company’s plan to eliminate 8% of its work force because of the decline of land-line phones.
The company hasn’t specified which locations will see the decrease in employment. According to a spokesman, CenturyLink has more than 820 employees in Oregon.
This story has been corrected. A previous version, citing the CRN report, incorrectly stated that CenturyLink planned to cut 3,500 Oregon jobs.
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