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Layoffs at St Louis Science Center part of $2 M budget cut

Saint Louis, Missouri, USA, 8 February 2012 — A story in today’s Saint Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 24 staff members were laid off at the Saint Louis Science Center:

“Science Center president Bert Vescolani said the layoff was necessary for the center to cut $2.1 million in operational expenses, a target of the 2012 budget approved Tuesday by the center’s publicly appointed board of commissioners. The layoff and other staffing reductions obtained through attrition constitute about half of the overall budget cut, Vescolani said.

“Vescolani, who started at the center in December, said he has met with center employees to identify areas where spending can be cut and ways for the center to run more efficiently”

Read the full article here.

Judith Rubin
Judith Rubin
Judith Rubin ([email protected]) is a leading journalist, content marketing specialist and connector in the international attractions industry. She reports on design and technical design, production and project management, industry trends and company culture. From 2005-2020 she ran communications and publications for the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA). In 2013, she was honored with the TEA Service Award. She was development director of IMERSA and publicist for the Large Format Cinema Association, and has contributed to the publications of PLASA, IAAPA and the International Planetarium Society. Judith joined World’s Fair magazine in 1987, which introduced her to the attractions industry. She joined InPark in 2010. Judith earned a BFA from Pratt Institute. She has lived in Detroit, New York, Oakland, and now Saint Louis, where she is active in the local arts community.

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