Twenty-thousand government workers in the state of California are set to be layed off.
WiredPRNews.com – The state of California is set to begin the mass layoffs of thousands of government employees. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), after a failed vote for tax increases designed to help with budget issues, the state plans to hold off on the completion of public works projects in addition to 20,000 layoffs of government workers.
State Sen. Alan Lowenthal is quoted in the report as stating, “We are dealing with a catastrophe of unbelievable proportions.” Republicans of the Senate refused to vote for the tax increases that many say are necessary in the wake of a financial crisis.
The state is set to begin sending out layoff notices Tuesday, which, as noted by the AP, will pertain to positions in health and human services, corrections, and other departments that are funded with general state fund monies.
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