Monday, November 24, 2008
FOCUS ON THE FAMILY CUTS 200 JOBS
Focus on the Family is cutting 202 jobs as economic hardships threaten to reduce the charitable donations that comprise 95 percent of the nonprofit ministry's income. The announcement was made at a news conference Nov. 17, marking the most serious reduction in the 32-year-history of the pro-family organization founded by James Dobson. The Gazette newspaper in Colorado Springs, Colo., where Focus is based, reported that the ministry is laying off 149 workers and cutting another 53 vacant positions, reducing the total number of employees from about 1,150 to 950.