More Lockout Casualties
The Sharks announced Friday that 12 more employees were losing their jobs in a second round of layoffs tied to the NHL lockout.
“It is sad and it does not have to be this way,” Sharks CEO Greg Jamison said. “I feel strongly we should not have to be in this position, but it is where we are.”
All jobs were on the business side of the organization, Jamison said. He declined to identify individuals or say how much money the cuts would save the team.
In addition to the 12 who lost their jobs Friday, Jamison said three others have left the organization in the past month. Those positions, like earlier vacancies caused by attrition, won’t be filled.
In June, the Sharks announced 13 layoffs. Excluding players, the franchise now has 131 people on its payroll—about 20 percent fewer than a year ago.
There’s little to be said about all the layoffs anymore, other than I hope all these people can find new jobs easily.
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