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Michael Dell, CEO of Dell Technologies

Dell Technologies, headquartered in Round Rock, announced it will cut jobs this week to save on costs amid the economic climate of the pandemic.

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Both KUT/90.5FM—Austin's NPR affiliate—and sister station KUTX/98.9FM are asking staff to consider early retirement and voluntary furloughs to make up for a projected $1 million shortfall in its budget next fiscal year, KUT Projects Editor Matt Largey tweeted early Thursday.

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Alamo Drafthouse took the "devastating step" of moving employees from furloughs to layoffs, a company spokesperson said in a statement shared with Austonia.

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Baylor Scott & White Health, the largest nonprofit hospital system in Texas, announced today it will lay off roughly 1,200 employees—or about 3% of its workforce—as a result of the pandemic.

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The Statesman layoffs were a part of layoffs across Gannett, the nation's largest newspaper chain, which also owns 260 other newspapers in 46 states. (Michael Barera)

(Editor's Note: Oppel is editorial advisor to Austonia.com. From 1995-2008, he was editor and vice president of the Austin American-Statesman.)

Veteran sportswriter Suzanne Halliburton and culture critic Joe Gross were among seven staffers laid off on Friday by the Austin American-Statesman. The layoffs come at a time when most Statesman employees are on unpaid furloughs one week each month.

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