It appears over 200 CSIRO staff members will soon be looking for new employment as CSIRO makes some drastic cuts to it’s budget reports ABC News.
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CSIRO chief executive Dr Megan Clark broke the news in an email sent to staff yesterday.
“The reductions will be made across the organisation, in science and support, from the executive team down,” she said in the email.
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Dr Clark said redundancies would reduce expenditure by 2.5 per cent, while operational costs would also be cut by 2.5 per cent.
“This budget is affected by a number of things including a volatile external earnings environment, meeting maintenance of our properties and operating our national facilities, government efficiency measures, and enterprise agreement salary increases,” she said.
The CSIRO has an annual budget of about $1.3 billion and it employs about 6,500 staff.