Management & Labor

State Worker Layoffs Spike in Louisiana

Nearly twice as many state employees were let go in the past fiscal year compared to the previous four due mostly to the administration's decision to privatize the state's charity hospital system.
July 22, 2013
 

State workers in Louisiana are being laid off at unprecedented numbers, according to a report released by the Civil Service Commission on Thursday.

Nearly twice as many state employees were let go in the past fiscal year compared to the previous four due mostly to the administration's decision to privatize the state's charity hospital system.

The administration of Gov. Bobby Jindal oversaw the laying off of 3,805 state workers -- of a total 6,270 total positions targeted -- during the fiscal year that ended June 30, more than the last previous four years of layoffs combined.

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