Lions start giving employees 2-week unpaid vacations

With no sight in end to the NFL’s lockout, which is in its 69th day, the Detroit Lions will have employees take two-week furloughs.

Tim Twentyman of the Detroit News reports it is the step the club will take to reduce costs.

“While we have made some adjustments to our business operation due to the current labor situation, we are not going to comment specifically about those changes,” the team said in a statement, according to Twentyman.

The unpaid vacations will be scheduled so the team isn’t without staff all at one time. Earlier in the offseason, team president Tom Lewand said furloughs would include all employees, including general manager Martin Mayhew and coach Jim Schwartz.

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