Layoffs at Aloha United Way

HONOLULU (KHNL) -- An organization dedicated to helping families make ends meet, have laid off some of its employees.

The Aloha United Way cited an underperforming campaign as the reason for the recent layoffs.

More than 10% of the professional staff and all of the part-time 211 call center employees lost their jobs.

The 211 call center will also be reduced from a 24/7 operation to a Monday through Friday service with limited weekend hours.

An Aloha United Way spokesperson says the changes will help them achieve their key priority of maximizing donor dollars going to community agencies.

211 was created seven years ago to provide additional response in the wake of September 11.