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Tag: jobless rates

May
3rd

Employment Security sends ‘at risk’ notices to 200-plus workers; layoffs to follow ‘bumping’ over next month

The state Employment Security Department has sent out two more  rounds of “at-risk” layoff notices to hundreds of workers, part of the agency’s slim-down after the Great Recession.

All told about 400 jobs are being wiped off the books in the agency that pays out unemployment compensation and also helps unemployed workers get jobs. Because roughly 140 positions had been kept vacant, the number of people eventually handed pink slips is going to be far less that those getting warned they are at risk of layoffs.

“It will be a few weeks before we know exactly how many people are

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