Habitat for Humanity cuts 10 percent of staff

ATLANTA (AP) - Habitat for Humanity International has eliminated
about 10 percent of its staff to reduce its operating costs to
better weather the economic downturn.

The organization says in a statement that 73 jobs were cut
Tuesday. Of those, 15 were vacant positions.

Spokesman Duane Bates said 13 positions were cut in Atlanta and 16 in Americus, Ga.

The other jobs were based at various locations in the U.S. and in the organization's offices in Asia, Europe, Central America and Africa.

Laid off staff members received separation packages and career
counseling.


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