SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 NEWS) -- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints has announced that it is laying off workers.
In a statement from the Church this is a planned reduction in workforce that will affect the Publishing Services Department and the Information Communication Sysytems Department.
The layoffs are based on the need to meet the changing needs of the Church.
The number of jobs affect is between five and eight percent of the workforce of the two departments.
The Church is offering severance packages to the employees impacted and helping they find other employment.