The story of government job cuts has finally made it into the mainstream media now that official budget actions are taking place.
CNNMoney.com: “But now that they are into their third year of tax revenue declines, states have little choice but to shed workers.” Endangered species: Government worker.
From Kansas City Business Journal: Nixon will cut additional $300M, 250 jobs from Missouri budget. “The cuts are in addition to the $650 million in spending reductions and 1,000 job cuts Nixon and the General Assembly already have made . . .”
Las Animas County, Colorado, balanced its budget the hard way. From the Trinidad Times: County makes cuts in budget; Multiple county jobs eliminated.
It was the same story on a larger scale in Sacramento County, California. The Sacramento Bee: Budget ax to strike another 700-plus Sacramento County workers.
In New York State, “School library media specialists are being let go in droves in response to state budget cutbacks.” New York Teacher: School librarians feel pain of budget cuts.
Of course, the story is bigger in other countries. From WalesOnline, Tensions surface over the question of cuts.“The conference [of local councils] took place against a backdrop of thousands of threatened public sector job cuts in Wales and ahead of Chancellor George Osborne’s emergency budget on Tuesday, which is being awaited with trepidation.”
Large-scale teacher layoffs are likely across Alberta. From 660 News: “Tuesday night Calgary’s public school board announced it’s looking at letting go as many as 200 instructors this fall as part of efforts to offset a budget shortfall.” More money troubles for Calgary school boards. From the Calgary Herald: Alberta teachers bracing for larger class sizes as job cuts loom; 500 Alberta teachers may lose their jobs
Dow Jones Newswires, from London: UK Government Deficit Reduction Plan Could Mean 725,000 Job Cuts.