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66 Symantec employees to lose jobs in Oregon

Associated Press

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. – Dozens of Symantec employees in Springfield, Oregon, have learned they will be laid off next month as the cyber-security firm begins a sharp reduction of its local workforce.

The Register-Guard reported that the last day for 64 employees is Jan. 17 and two more will be done Jan. 26.

Symantec announced in October that it would cut its local workforce, but it didn’t provide any numbers.

It hasn’t said how many workers it will keep in Springfield or whether it ultimately will close the site.

California-based Symantec, a computer software and cyber-security company, employed a peak of about 1,400 people at its Gateway campus in 2007.

Since then, the site has shrunk amid corporate and now has about 700 to 800 employees.

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