Paterson Plans 900 Firings to Meet Budget

October 29, 2010  |  

(Bloomberg) – New York Gov. David Paterson said he will dismiss 898 state employees by the end of the year to help achieve the $250 million of work force savings included in this year’s budget.  The firings, combined with attrition and early retirements, will eliminate 2,000 jobs to help close the $9.2 billion deficit in this year’s $133.8 billion budget, Mr. Paterson said in an interview on New York City radio station WOR-AM.

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