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Detroit mayor: 1,000 job cuts amid budget crisis



Published: Fri, November 18, 2011 @ 2:18 p.m.

Detroit mayor: 1,000 job cuts amid budget crisis

DETROIT (AP) — Detroit Mayor Dave Bing says 1,000 job cuts are planned by early next year to help deal with the city’s budget crisis.

The mayor’s office said in a statement today that layoff notices will be delivered the week of Dec. 5. He says the cuts represent 9 percent of the city’s about 11,000 employees and will save about $12 million.

On Wednesday, Bing said the city faces a $45 million cash shortfall by the end of its fiscal year in June.

Bing said the positions will be eliminated by Feb. 25. He said an additional 2,000 positions have been eliminated since he took office in 2009.

Bing also ordered an immediate hiring freeze for all civil service positions except the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department.


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1davemck616(3 comments)posted 2 years, 5 months ago

A classic example of Democrat political leadership at it's finest. Take a look at all the major Democrat led cities and states and it's the same story. Bankrupt and losing jobs, population and hope.

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2UnionForever(1470 comments)posted 2 years, 5 months ago

Dumbocrats & Unions in action! The same will be happening all across Ohio with SB5 dead now too.

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3ROBERT(137 comments)posted 2 years, 5 months ago

For all of those who believe that casinos are the answer to our financial woes, note that there are 3 casinos in the city of Detroit plus 1 in Windsor which is just across the bridge in Canada.

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