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Employment Security needs to cut about 400 jobs; as many as 260 getting lay off notices

Another round of layoffs is in the works for the Washington state Employment Security Department, which added staff to handle surges of unemployment insurance claims during the worst of the Great Recession and has been cutting ever since. The agency now has another 300 to 400 more job cuts to go, agency spokeswoman Sheryl Hutchison said Monday.

“We had planned to lay off about 300 at the end of June or early July,” Hutchison said, citing the impact of shrinking jobless rates and smaller allocations from the federal government. “Now we’re looking at about 400 in May. The good news

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