Focus on the Family is being hit by the economy. The Christian based nonprofit group is having to cut 202 jobs. It’s the largest cut in the 32-year history of the Colorado Springs operation.
The announcement was made on Monday that Focus was going to reduce its 1,150 workforce to 950. Twenty percent of the cuts are in the management department.
The layoffs come just after Focus said that they would be outsourcing 46 jobs from its distribution department. Focus laid off 30 workers last September.
The organization has also cut its budget from $160 million to $138 million for the fiscal year 2009.
Because the organization depends on donations it expects problems will get worse before it gets better.
The groups’ online magazines will remain intact surviving the cuts.
The Gazette reports:
“It’s a sign of the times,” Colorado Springs Economic Development Corp. president Mike Kazmierski concluded. “In the case of Focus, we believe it’s part of the economy, and as the economy recovers we expect a lot of those jobs to come back.”