132 layoff notices sent to Western Illinois University staff

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Layoff notices were sent out today for staff at Western Illinois University.

A university spokesperson told Local 4 News 132 layoff notices were sent.  

An additional nine employees had contract term length reduced.

“As a result of the current budget situation, including decreased enrollment, it is necessary to reduce our expenditures, including position reductions across the University,” WIU President Jack Thomas said in a statement emailed to Local 4 News. “We have pledged to work with employees to provide career counseling and assistance with employment searches. “

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