BURTON REDUCES STAFF: For the second time within a year, Burton has cut its global workforce by about 9 percent, with most of the layoffs in its Burlington, Vt.-based corporate office. Pink slips were handed out in various areas of the company, a Burton spokeswoman said Wednesday.

Last April, the snowboard brand cut 10 percent of its employee base — again with the home office absorbing the bulk of the reductions. Streamlining expenses is a priority for Laurent Potdevin, who was promoted to president of Burton in November.

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