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August 2, 2001

By Hillary Chura

BOSTON ( -- Havas Advertising's Arnold Worldwide Partners has staged its second round of layoffs in two weeks, telling about 3% of its staff -- or

about 30 employees across its four domestic offices -- they would be laid off as of Friday, according to a top executive on Wednesday.

Boston headquarters
He said most of the cuts, about 15 to 20, would come at the Boston headquarters, with the St. Louis, San Francisco and McLean, Va., offices sharing the rest. About 1,100 people work at Arnold nationwide.

The executive said the cuts, which came across all lines of business, stem from a tightening economy and a need to keep costs down now that Arnold is part of a public company

Cipriani Kremer closed
Amid layoffs at agencies around the nation, these are the first economy-related cut at Arnold's Boston flagship, though last week it said it was folding its Cipriani Kremer Design unit as it integrated its businesses.

About 15 people worked at Cipriani Kremer. In March, Arnold laid off about 20% -- or 12 -- of the staff at Arnold Ingalls Moranville Advertising, San Francisco. The agency could not be reached for comment.

Copyright August 2001, Crain Communications Inc.

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