Chicago agencies undergo another round of layoffs

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Insiders at Bcom3 Group's Leo Burnett USA said the agency plans to cut 50 more people in coming weeks after laying off 200 workers last week. Burnett denied there would be more cuts. Omnicom Group's DDB Worldwide said it cut 15 jobs here. WPP Group's Y&R Advertising office trimmed nine from its ranks after client cutbacks and dot-com fallout. Havas Advertising's Euro RSCG Tatham cut 16 jobs after losing Bayer and buying McConnaughy Stein Schmidt Brown. Omnicom's Draft Worldwide laid off about 30 here several weeks ago; it's now staffing up on new client Burger King.

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