28 state employees received layoff notices today - WFSB 3 Connecticut

28 state employees received layoff notices today

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More state employees were laid off on Tuesday to help close the budget gap.

Layoff notices were sent to 28 state employees. There were 20 employees from the Department of Correction and eight were in the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services.

The layoffs are to close the $935 million shortfall in the Connecticut budget.

In total, there have been 546 layoffs as of Tuesday. Gov. Dannel Malloy's revised budget proposal calls to reduce state workforce by 2,000, so more layoffs are expected in the future.

The breakdown of the layoffs are as follows: 

  • DCF: 113
  • DECD: 4
  • DMHAS: 76
  • DOC: 186
  • DSS: 78
  • UCHC: 89

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