Layoffs at Harry & David

Harry & David reportedly delivers pink slips to nearly 80 employees across several departments.

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Although no official word has come from the company, Harry & David has reportedly laid off up to 80 employees across its information technology, marketing, creative services and finance departments.

The layoffs have a significant impact on local jobs — Harry & David is Southern Oregon’s largest nonmedical employer.

While no one in an official role confirmed the layoffs, both current and former employees said meetings were held with workers to discuss the gourmet food and gift company’s restructuring efforts.

Layoffs of management and salaried employees are nothing new for the company. In January 2009, Harry & David slashed more than 100 salaried and full-time positions, or about 10 percent of its nationwide staff of 1,100.

Read the full story at the Mail Tribune.

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