2,900 state employees, dubbed non-essential have been laid off for 10 days

MIRS News has reported that roughly 2,900 state employees who have been dubbed non-essential were laid off today (4/22) as part of a workforce-thinning in advance of a projected $2.6B state revenue shortfall.

MIRS reports that most if not all state departments are being impacted by the layoffs, which will involve employees dubbed as "level four" staff — in other words, non-critical infrastructure workers working remotely and working at lower-than-normal levels. It’s projected that the layoffs, which will last only ten days but could go up to 20 days under contract, could produce up to $5 million in savings.

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