Conservation Services Group laying off Portland workers

Conservation Services Group laying off Portland workers

Conservation Services Group is laying off 40 workers from its Portland office after losing a bid with Energy Trust of Oregon.

Conservation Services Group Inc. has managed Energy Trust's existing home programs since 2007, but lost a bid to maintain those operations next year. The move prompted the cutbacks, said Stephen Cowell, chief executive of the Westborough, Mass.-based nonprofit.

Nearly 100 people work in CSG's downtown Portland office in a building that's also home to Energy Trust. Cowell said he expects to lay off about 40 workers when the home program contract expires at the end of the year.

Read more at OregonLive.com.

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