960 layoffs announced in state

The state Employment Security Department posted layoff notifications from four companies for 960 total layoffs. Here’s the breakdown:

Hightail will lay off one employee, effective Sept. 17, 2014.

Macro Technologies of Kirkland will lay off 64 employees, effective Nov. 21, 2014.

Cobalt Mortgage of Kirkland will lay off 148 employees, effective Nov. 21, 2014.

Microsoft of Redmond will lay off 747 employees, effective Nov. 17, 2014.

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