Nearly 100 Jobs Cut as ISU Extension Restructures

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By Daren Sukhram

CEDAR RAPIDS - 97 people will lose their jobs as ISU restructures its statewide extension program. It divides the state into 20 regions. Each region represents a balance of population and available county tax funds.

The cuts are part of an effort to make up for a $4-million dollar reduction in state funding.

ISU extension director Linda Bigley wants to make sure remaining staff can cover the workload.

"How the work that those 97 people have done I think how that's all managed will have a lot to do with whether it's a positive or a negative," said Bigley.

Linn County has expressed interest in housing a regional office. ISU extension will decide where to put those offices by mid-July.

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