Flir Systems lays off 100 workers


Flir Systems Inc. laid off nearly 100 workers this week, including 40 at its Wilsonville operations, blaming uncertainty surrounding the federal budget.

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Flir Systems Inc. laid off nearly 100 workers this week, including 40 at its Wilsonville operations, blaming uncertainty surrounding the federal budget.

Tony Trunzo, chief financial officer for the Wilsonville-based company, said the cuts affect fewer than 100 of its 3,500-member workforce. Its Wilsonville operations took a proportionally larger hit, though, with nearly 10 percent of its 400-person workforce getting pink slips. He did not provide more specific numbers. 

Trunzo said a drop in military orders and uncertain federal finance picture led to the decision. The current debt-ceiling stalemate in Congress hasn’t helped matters, Trunzo said. 

“That tumultuous atmosphere has had a real effect on our business,” Trunzo said, adding that the company doubts orders will rebound in coming months.

Read more at OregonLive.com.

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