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D-Backs Layoff 31 Front Office Employees, Cite Economy as Reason PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Maury Brown   
Monday, 10 November 2008 10:15

D-BacksThe Arizona Diamondbacks have cut 31 employees from the front office, or approximately nine percent of the staff, in an effort to be more efficient during the economic downturn.

The reduction in staff leaves close to 300 full-time employees. As reported by the AZ Republic:

"This move was strictly about efficiency," Hall said. "We had to take a good, hard look at how efficiently we were operating, especially in a challenging economic climate."


Hall said the TV program D-backs Playin' Hardball "might be going away," although he said the team could find another way to produce it.

Hall said that there would most likely be no further reduction in staff and that no broadcasters were in danger of losing their jobs.

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