Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Dallas City Hall layoffs to be announced in early to mid-August

The current recommended budget for the city of Dallas includes a plan to lay off at least 785 employees.

Many of those layoffs - accounting for some 19 percent of the city's civilian workforce - seem certain to happen because there does not appear to be any answer to reducing a $190 million deficit other than deep cuts in spending.

Announcements of layoffs could begin as soon as early August, Chief Financial Officer Dave Cook just told the City Council.

Employees would be required to leave their jobs on October 1st, he said.

Rudolph Bush / The Dallas Morning News