Crain’s New York covers today’s layoffs at the Met:
The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced Monday that it has cut its work force by 14%, or 357 positions, in response to the economic crisis.
The cuts were made through a combination of voluntary retirements, the closing of retail outlets, attrition, and layoffs, an effort that has been underway since a hiring freeze was imposed on Jan. 1. The staff reductions will save the museum more than $10 million and leave the Met with a full- and part-time workforce of about 2,200. […]
In May, 95 employees accepted a voluntary retirement package offered to those age 55 or older with at least 15 years of service to the museum. Over the past two weeks, the museum laid off 74 people. The museum also eliminated salary increases for fiscal year 2010.
Metropolitan Museum Details Staff Cuts (Crain’s)