Focus on the Family Lays Off More Workers

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More than a dozen managers and two senior executives were among 110 workers at Focus on the Family laid off his week.

The conservative organization founded and once led by James Dobson has continued to see a downward trend in size and productivity. Since 2002, the ministry's work force has been reduced by nearly 50 percent.

"The economy continues to be in recession," said Gary Schneeberger, vice president of ministry communications at Focus on the Family, according to Colorado Spring-based newspaper The Gazette. "And people who have given in the past are having financial difficulties of their own."

Most of the laid off workers will remain on the payroll until Aug. 20.

Shneeberger said the group's budget dropped to $105 million for the latest fiscal year, down $33 million from the 2008-2009 budget.

In 2008, Focus on the Family laid off 149 people and decided not to fill 53 vacant positions. Then in 2009, 75 more positions were eliminated.

Dobson founded Focus on the Family in 1977 and slowly began reducing his role in the ministry after resigning as president in 2003 and as board chairman in 2009.

He hosted his final Focus on the Family radio show in February of this year.

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