Roseburg Forest Products Announces Additional Layoffs

Nov 18, 2019
Originally published on November 15, 2019 10:33 am

Roseburg Forest Products announced Friday it will be laying off 30 employees at its plant in the Douglas County, Oregon, town of Dillard. These layoffs follow an earlier round of about 90 layoffs in August at the same plant.  

The company’s communications director, Rebecca Taylor, said all but one of the 30 employees affected in this most recent layoff received job offers at one of Roseburg’s other plants — two additional plants in Dillard and two in nearby Riddle.  

“That one remaining employee will be interviewed for potential roles within the company on Monday,” Taylor told OPB.  

Nearly every affected employee in the August layoff who wished to continue working for Roseburg has been placed at another Roseburg facility, the company said in a news release.

The company said both rounds of layoffs occurred due to “unfavorable conditions in the domestic plywood market.”  

Roseburg said operations at all of its other facilities, including other facilities in Coquille, Oregon, will continue as usual.

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