Focus Anounces 13% Layoff

Jim Burroway

August 2nd, 2010

Confirming rumors which circulated last week, Focus On the Family has announced that they are laying off 110 workers, bringing the work force down to 750. That is down significantly from 2002, when Focus had 1,400 employees. The employees affected by the latest round were notified Friday. Those affected include  more than fifteen managers, including two senior executives. No word on who among the senior staff got the axe.


August 2nd, 2010

The dole is [their] shepherd, [they] shall not want.


August 2nd, 2010

As they are loath to have the government give anything to anyone, I will hope that NONE of them gets unemployment insurance.


August 2nd, 2010

Maybe they can now focus on their own families instead of focusing on mine.

Scott P.

August 2nd, 2010

Boo-hoo! I can’t even conjure up crocodile-tears for people who make their livings from creating misery for others.

Mike in Houston

August 2nd, 2010

I’m just astonished that they have 750 employees on the payroll — using a “conservative” estimate for the payroll burden (assuming an average base salary for non-executives of $50K and assuming that they provide some health-care and other benefits), they’re paying out somewhere between $40 and $60 million per year. Add in the top salaries, buildings (capital), etc., you really get an idea of how profitable the hate business still is!

For all the talk about HRC being too bloated, it seems to me that even with the cuts, FOF still has more $$ to foment hate then our side has to blunt it.


August 2nd, 2010

IIRC most of the people at FOTF largely provide family counseling to their right wing religious donor base/clientele. I’m skeptical of the real quality of what they accomplish, but then again it’s a deeply miserable and repressed clientele that probably needs every bit of the help it dares ask for.

Having said that, the slow disintegration of the Religious Right shadow state or parallel society isn’t making me break out in tears.


August 2nd, 2010

Peddling hate and bigotry through misinformation just isn’t as lucrative a business as it once was.


August 2nd, 2010

Ah….”Pride goeth before destruction, and a haughty spirit take a fall.”

You can’t get much more prideful and haughty than Dobson, Perkins, and Daly.

David C.

August 2nd, 2010

Having said that, the slow disintegration of the Religious Right shadow state or parallel society isn’t making me break out in tears.—cd

Only, I’m afraid, to be replaced by an even worse Corporatocracy. We’d better keep on being a desirable demographic.

David Malcolm

August 2nd, 2010

As I wrote in my Facebook status, I wish all those people good luck as they find careers that don’t drag the name of Christ through the mud simply for a cheap buck.

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