Portland Trail Blazers Reduce Number of Full-Time Workers

Due to COVID-19, the Portland Trail Blazers announced on Wednesday the reduction their full-time workforce.

Their official release states:

Due to the global pandemic, the Trail Blazers organization has been substantially impacted in our ability to host live events for the foreseeable future. As a result of these unprecedented circumstances, the organization has instituted a series of measures to prepare including a reduction in our full-time workforce. — Trail Blazers Organization

Portland laid off about 40 employees, according to The Oregonian’s Joe Freeman.

Freeman also reports the moves “have been in the works for weeks” and are a due to the loss of live events like concerts and obviously NBA games.

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