An improved job market is bad news for people working at Lane Community College. Enrollment jumped during the Great Recession when students couldn't find jobs, and now it's fallen sharply as young people and others go back to work.
The Eugene Register-Guard reports that from 2008 to 2011, the school experienced a 43 percent enrollment surge that pushed the campus to its limits. Enrollment this fall is off nearly 9 percent from last year and 18 percent from the peak enrollment in 2011.
School officials say about a third of the school's part-time employees will experience lost jobs, lost hours or lost teaching contracts as it rolls out cuts over the fall and winter terms.
The college also will freeze 20 to 30 vacant positions to save additional money.