Hadassah’s official statement regarding layoffs

Hadassah just released the following statement regarding its layoffs:

HADASSAH ANNOUNCES REDUCTION IN STAFF 

(New York, NY – January 14, 2009) Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, Inc. announced today that it has reduced its staff by 80 people at its New York City and other offices across the United States.

“This was a painful and difficult step for us,” said Hadassah National President Nancy Falchuk. “Staff reduction is among a number of measures our organization has been taking and planning this past year as part of an overall restructuring plan to decrease expenses and to protect our core mission of supporting Israel and strengthening the Jewish people through our projects. This reduction was accelerated by the ongoing downturn of the current economic environment.

“As a responsible not-for-profit organization, and in light of economic conditions, Hadassah felt the need to review and reduce its administrative costs. Hadassah has always been able to count on a talented and committed staff. We are grateful for the dedicated service provided by outgoing staff members and wish them well.

“Hadassah remains strong as an organization, focused on the future and actively committed to supporting its pacesetting programs in medical care and research, education and youth institutions in Israel.”



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