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Clinton Foundation to Lay Off Dozens By End of Year

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By    |   Wednesday, 21 Sep 2016 12:45 PM

The Clinton Global Initiative will eliminate dozens of jobs by the end of the year, Politico reports, although some staff will remain to continue working with donors.

According to two former foundation officials, who are still in contact with current staff, the organization notified the employees this week, in the wake of controversy related to Hillary Clinton's campaign.

At its height CGI employed about 200 full-time staff, but many have already jumped ship following uncertainty about the foundation's future if Clinton is elected president.

Although some allies of the foundation were not happy with the way staff is being let go, one of the former officials told Politico that it would be a "bad idea" to keep the staff following allegations that donors received special access to Clinton's State Department.

"I really think they should make a clean break, and apparently so do most staff," the official added.

A foundation spokesman would not confirm how many will be laid off and how many will remain employed, though he did defend the the handling of the layoffs.

"All full-time CGI employees will have their jobs with benefits at least through the end of the calendar year," the spokesman told Politico, adding that the foundation will help departing staff with "a wide range of resources that include career coaching, access to job leads in a variety of fields, and resume and job search strategy."

"We started CGI to create a new kind of community built around the new realities of our modern world, where problem-solving requires the active partnership of government, business, and civil society," former President Bill Clinton said in an open letter on the foundation's website.

"CGI quickly became an embodiment of what works best in the 21st-century world, and what has been behind all of the Clinton Foundation's work since the very beginning: networks of cooperation."

Some staff are unhappy with their treatment, specifically with the way the foundation has informed the staff.

"It was poorly managed, treated too glibly, patronizingly, completely lacking empathy at the fact that so many young people were going to be laid off," one former official told Politico.

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The Clinton Global Initiative will eliminate dozens of jobs by the end of the year, Politico reports, although some staff will remain to continue working with donors.
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