Deficit Leads to Significant Staff Cuts at the Met

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Wikimedia Commons

its staff in an effort to combat a $10 million deficit. At least 100 employees are expected to be laid off. The Met, which currently has a staff of about 2,200, announced that it would be making a series of cost-cutting measures back in April. Originally, the institution stated that layoffs would number in the dozens. So far, more than fifty employees have accepted voluntary buyouts.

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