Duke cuts 400 jobs; more possible

From staff reportsNovember 6, 2009 

— Duke University has culled its payroll by about 400 employees thus far, but layoffs are still a possibility, officials said during an employee meeting this week.

Many of those who left took advantage of a retirement incentive program offered to biweekly paid staff, Duke officials say. The incentive was one of several university efforts to reduce expenses and close a $125 million budget shortfall.

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