The New York Jets are telling employees on the business side of the team's operations to take two weeks of unpaid leave this offseason, rather than cut jobs as several other teams and the league office have done in recent weeks.
The team announced the plan Thursday to employees, who'll take two-week furloughs during a four-week period in late-June and early July, Matt Higgins, the team's executive vice president of business operations, told The Associated Press.
The departments affected include marketing, media relations, finance and business operations. Employees on the football side, such as general manager Mike Tannenbaum and coach Rex Ryan, aren't included in the plan.
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