Ore. Attorney Says Whistleblowing Motivated LayoffA former attorney for Lane County claims two top administrators violated his constitutional rights when they laid him off last year in a move that was blamed on the budget.
Seattle's Hostess Bakery ClosingHostess Brands Inc. is permanently closing bakeries in Seattle, St. Louis and Cincinnati. The facilities employ a total of 627 workers.
'FarmVille' Parent Company Cutting JobsPortland-based Online game company Zynga Inc. is eliminating games, studios and jobs in a bid to cut costs. The maker of social-media games including "FarmVille" and "Texas HoldEm Poker" said Tuesday that it will cut about 5 percent of its full-time workforce. It's the first-ever round of layoffs at Zynga, which is based in San Francisco and has about 3,200 employees.