Performance reviews have been deep-sixed at Ninkasi Brewing Company.
Cheryl Collins, Eugene-based Ninkasi’s chief people officer, shared this bit of news with a capacity room at the Oregon Manufacturing Extension Partnership (OMEP) summit held in April. People gasped and hands shot into the air. How is that possible? How is that working?
One of the biggest layoffs in Intel's history last month will likely strain the Oregon workforce, but with numerous companies seeking skilled workers, it's possible workers have an opportunity for employment.
While Oregon tech jobs are at their healthiest point in a decade, the sudden addition of hundreds of job hunters – with hundreds more to come – will "strain" local hiring capacity, said Dominic Moore, president of Flux Resources, a Lake Oswego recruitment firm.
"I think it's going to be tough," Moore said. "I don't want to sugarcoat anything. People need to expect it's going to be a process."
The state's flourishing technology ecosystem, though, is stocked with fast-growing companies hungry for skilled workers. Some of those companies are leaping at the opportunity to recruit former Intel employees.