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Saskatchewan Roughriders announce layoffs after cancelled season due to COVID-19

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The Saskatchewan Roughriders organization is laying off some employees.

The team says it faces a 10-million-dollar shortfall due to COVID-19.

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It says the cuts are necessary to ensure the long-term stability and sustainability of the club.

The organization wouldn’t say how many employees are affected, but that it includes people in the business office and football operations.

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The layoffs come after the team cut wages in the spring, reduced work-weeks for staff and used the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy.

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