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. “