The state Parks and Recreation Commission expects to issue pink slips next week and says 83 of the state’s 189 full-time park rangers stand to lose their current jobs.
Sixteen of 76 construction and maintenance workers also will go, the agency says. Plus, the equivalent of more than 23 full-time jobs will be eliminated at parks headquarters in Olympia and in regional offices around the state.
Many of the employees being let go will be offered other work, says the agency, which didn’t have exact numbers on total layoffs. But to stay on, most rangers would have to take a …