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Update on company layoffs across Washington

Here’s a list of the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notifications that came out this week by the state Employment Security Department, showing which companies announced layoffs:

Company: Microsoft (Redmond) will lay off 747 employees, effective November 17, 2014

Date of Notification: September 18, 2014

Company: Cobalt Mortgage (Kirkland) will lay off 148 employees, effective November 21, 2014

Date of Notification: September 18, 2014

Company: Macro Technologies (Kirkland) will lay off 64 employees, effective November 21, 2014

Date of Notification: September 18, 2014

Company: Hightail (Not Provided) will lay off 1 employee, effective September 17, 2014

Date of Notification: September 18, 2014

Company: Staples (Auburn) will lay off 50 employees, effective November 17, 2014

Date of Notification: September 17, 2014

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