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Update on company layoffs in Washington

Here’s a list of recent Worker Adjustment Retraining Notifications sent out by the state’s Employment Security Department. The Nordstrom notice is for a store that’s closing in Vancouver, while Amgen is closing its Seattle facility:

Company: Microsoft (Redmond) will lay off 635 employees, effective December 28, 2014

Date of Notification: October 30, 2014

Company: Nordstrom (Vancouver) will lay off 142 employees, effective January 10, 2015

Date of Notification: October 31, 2014

Company: Group Health (Seattle) will lay off 102 employees, effective December 31, 2014

Date of Notification: October 31, 2014

Company: Amgen (Seattle) will lay off 274 employees, effective December 31, 2014

Date of Notification: October 22, 2014

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