Deschutes Brewery, the 10th largest craft brewer in the country, laid off 60% of its workforce this week. That’s 300 people.
We are two official weeks in to the State of Emergency and the impact has already been that severe. And this is merely the brewing industry!
But when we see images like this, to show us that three million people have filed for unemployment in the last week, that number can be really hard to grasp.
But three hundred people, from one company, in one day, in a town like Bend, which has about 77,000 people? That, I think we can get our head around-and know that it’s everywhere, that the crisis is bigger than just one industry.
It isn’t just them. It’s us.