Layoff Notices Given to State Workers
November 16, 2010 3 Comments
By Zachary Fink
Layoff notices were delivered to all staff at NJN Public Television today heightening months of speculation about the network’s future. The form letter states, “For reasons of economy, the New Jersey Public Broadcasting Authority (PBA) will complete a layoff effective January 1, 2011.” Governor Christie and many lawmakers have said they would like to see NJN make a successful transition from a state agency however no viable plan to make that happen has been made public. Staff in other state agencies, including the Department of Children and Families, Corrections and the Motor Vehicle Commission also received layoff notices. The Motor Vehicle Commission received their notices last week, as part of a budget agreement reached earlier this year to layoff 1200 state workers.
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