Monday, November 15, 2010

Indianapolis Lays Offs

Marion County - The Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library system has taken another hit. Thursday, the library announced it had laid off 37 employees.

The layoffs are the latest in measures aimed at closing a $4 million shortfall caused by declining property tax dollars. Last month, the library system slashed its hours, closing most branches an extra day each week....
We all knew this was coming, but honestly, I think they could have handled this better," said Michael Torres, AFSCME Local 3395.

AFSCME represents roughly 315 of the library's 793 employees.

Torres said employees were told of the job cuts Friday. Nine were managers or supervisors and 28 public service staff. Torres said most averaged $9-$18 an hour.

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