Lockout forces job cuts for Blues
ST. LOUIS -- The NHL players aren't the only ones out of work as a result of the lockout.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the St. Louis Blues have laid off some of their front-office workers. The exact number wasn't announced, but the team says it is just under 20.
Some of the laid-off workers likely will be brought back if and when hockey season begins, said Bruce Affleck, the team's chief operating officer. However he did say some layoffs will be permanent, a decision of the team's new owners.
"We haven't guaranteed anybody will return," Affleck said.
The remaining 75 employees took pay cuts or have switched to four-day work weeks.
Employees at the league office in New York have been reduced to four-day weeks.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.