Focus lays off 110 in wake of Dobson’s departure

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Focus on the Family laid off 110 workers Friday.

Spokesman Gary Schneeberger said the layoffs were the result of two factors: economic downturn and the departure of the ministry’s founder, James Dobson, in February.

“Business analysts say it’s not unusual to see organizations transitioning from a founder’s leadership lose 50 percent or more of their support,” he said in a statement. ” We feel blessed that even though the pain of these reductions is very real, we have not been affected to that degree.

Schneeberger vowed that the layoffs would not affect those who rely on its services and products – and he also said the ministry would not waver in its commitment to hold government accountable.

“Under our president, Jim Daly, we have remained and will remain as resolutely committed to our public-policy advocacy as we have been at any point in our history,” he said. “Jim’s style may be different than Dr. Dobson’s, but his passion to defend truth is exactly the same.

2 Responses to Focus lays off 110 in wake of Dobson’s departure

  1. I am a bit confused by one statement that is in the article. It states that Schneeberger and the ministry would not waver in its commitment to hold government accountable. Accountable for what?

    Marc D. Towne
    August 2, 2010 at 12:19 pm

  2. How about holding Focus accountable? Had they not paid a fortune for the 30-second Superbowl ad that everyone has now forgotten about, funds would be available for salaries.

    And that’s just for starters…

    AreYouKiddingMe
    August 2, 2010 at 1:35 pm