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Firms Find Ways to Avoid Staff Cuts
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Los Angeles Times - Los Angeles, Calif.
Subjects: Layoffs; Economic conditions; Employment practices
Author: White, Ronald D
Date: Dec 17, 2001
Start Page: C.1
Section: Business; Business Desk
Abstract (Document Summary)

Instead, the San Jose software company took a route that has become increasingly common among American employers, particularly since Sept. 11: avoiding layoffs, or at least minimizing them, with various cost-saving alternatives, including salary and benefits cuts, job-sharing and leaves of absence, and deferred or eliminated bonuses and salary increases.

As Anoroc President Roxanne M. Zavala and her partner Peter Corona beat the bushes for new contracts, several sacrifices have been made to avoid layoffs and keep valued workers on the payroll.

Creative Job Protection; CREDIT: Los Angeles Times; [Nicole Dorsey], with dog Hazel, considers herself lucky to have a steady job as West Coast editor of Fitness magazine while her income from freelance writing and MediaBistro party organizing is cut back.; PHOTOGRAPHER: ANNIE WELLS / Los Angeles Times

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