Historical note: Nike laid off 1,400 Americans last year; outsourced NY factory to Honduras

Historical note: Nike laid off 1,400 Americans last year; outsourced NY factory to Honduras

[Ed. – Burn, baby, burn.]

Last year, alone, Nike laid off about 1,400 American workers in its headquarters town of Beaverton, Oregon.

Phil Gold, who had worked for Nike for 15 years, told Oregon Live at the time of the layoffs that the corporation had no regard for the job that workers were doing and that the layoffs were all about executives cutting costs.

“They definitely targeted tenured, experienced employees as a money-saving thing with very little regard for how the work is going to get done. It wasn’t about performance,” Gold said. …

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