Louisville Zoo announces more job cuts

Posted by Charles Gazaway - email

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Thanks to the poor economy, another round of layoffs is coming to the Louisville Zoo.

Thursday night, zoo director John Walczak confirmed to WAVE 3 that 12 fulltime positions will be slashed on November 1. Walczak said some of the layoffs are indefinite, but others could be brought back depending on the economy.

The cuts will save about $200,000. Currently, the zoo is facing a $1.2 million shortfall.

Walczak said the cuts were hard to make and the sole reason for them is the economy. He also said the zoo is looking at ways to increase revenue by adding some different events that would take place on the zoo grounds.

This will be the second round of layoffs in 2009. 20 workers were laid off in May.

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