Vt administration says layoffs won't be as severe

10/06/09 8:26AM

The administration of Gov. Jim Douglas says the state won't need to cut 200 jobs to help achieve its $7.4 million in labor savings.

Deputy Administration Secretary Tom Pelham says the exact number of layoffs will be announced later this week.

Pelham said the savings the administration needs to find "is going to be achieved in the kindest, gentlest manner that we can."

Jes Kraus director of the Vermont State Employees Association says state workers are anxious to see the state's list.

The administration says the savings are needed to help solve a projected $28 million revenue shortfall.

Information for this report came from The Burlington Free Press

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