Oregon Lottery cutting jobs, pay amid coronavirus pandemic

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon Lottery officials will cut 60 jobs and furlough most other workers in response to a budget gap due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports the cuts come six weeks after Oregonians last gambled on video lottery machines, which bring in most of the Lottery’s money. Director Barry Pack says the 60 job reductions amounted to 13% of the agency’s staff. Another 61% of the workforce will be furloughed for at least 30 days, he said. Staffers will also take pay cuts between 10% and 15%. The lottery agency says the changes will save the state $7.4 million.