Timberline Lodge, OR Lays Off 471 Workers, Permanently

As more and more ski resorts and the companies that operate them announce plans to curb the financial strain of the COVID-19 outbreak, Timberline Lodge and ski area at Mt. Hood has announced a large cut in its workforce.

Part of a mandatory Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification, Timberline Lodge told the state of Oregon that it had laid off 471 employees across the lodge and Mt. Hood ski area. In that notice, it was stated that the layoffs occurred over eight days, ended March 31st, and were to be permanent, according to a report from OregonLive/The Oregonian.

Similar to the actions of many states, Oregon Governor Kate Brown issued an order prohibiting gatherings of more than 25 people starting March 16th. This order was followed by a stay at home order on the 23rd, causing the shutdown of many businesses across the state, including ski resorts. It's due to these reasons that Timberline Lodge made the decision to lay off workers from the lodge and ski area.

This announcement comes amid others from corporate ski entities Vail Resorts, Inc. and Alterra Mountain Company, both of which have also made cuts to their workforces, as well as cancelations to capital improvement projects slated for the coming season.

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