Wednesday, December 10, 2008

NPR announces layoffs

Posted by Craig Kanalley on 12/10/2008
Add National Public Radio to an ever-growing list of American companies cutting back expenses and laying off workers due to the current economic crisis.

The recession has left no business, including NPR, "exempt" from being affected, NPR interim president and CEO Dennis Haarsager said today in a statement.

Two NPR programs, Day to Day and News and Notes, will go off the air in the next few months as a result of the cuts.

A total of 64 employees will be laid off. Twenty-one positions currently vacant will not be filled.

The company will still have "more than 800 employees on staff, including about 300 journalists," according to the NPR release.

1 comments on "NPR announces layoffs"

Dave on December 16, 2008 at 6:12 PM said...

NPR should turn to its bosses on The Hill and see if they can get a bailout!

 

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