Hartford will lay off at least a dozen city employees in October.
Mayor Pedro Segarra announced the layoffs Friday. According to the mayor, no less than 12 employees will lose their jobs in order to meet the budget adopted by the City Council in May.
"To contemplate layoffs is very difficult for me," Segarra said. "I do not like - nor do I want - to lay anyone off, but I have an obligation to every taxpayer to meet a balanced budget and I intend to do just that.
The majority of the layoffs would come from middle-management ranks, according to Segarra. Workers getting pink slips will be notified on Sept. 21 and their last day of work will be Oct. 7, the mayor said.
In addition to the layoffs, all non-unionized classified and unclassified city employees, including police officer, firefighters and non-sworn department personnel who make more than $45,000 per year will have to take furlough days as part of the budget cuts.