Friday, July 22, 2005

SMP Cuts 20 Jobs

As reported last week, SMP was deciding on the number of positions to cut, anywhere from 15 to 25. Today they announced that 20 is the magic number
Seattle's monorail agency yesterday announced it will lay off 30 percent of its staff and nearly half its full-time consultants to cut costs while it figures out what's next for its embattled project.

Acting agency Executive Director Tom Horkan said about 20 of the project's 67 staff positions will be eliminated, including about 10 of 22 employees who earn $100,000 or more annually...Seattle Monorail Project (SMP) spokeswoman Natasha Jones said the cuts will save about $370,000 a month.
the interim Director Tom Horkan was previously the Director of Construction.


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