The first round of layoff notices were sent to 113 people in state government across three departments.
The notices were announced the same day Gov. Dannel Malloy revised the state budget proposal to cut spending by nearly $400 million annually.
The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection will lay off 22 workers, the Department of Social Services will lay off 88 and the Office of Policy and Management will lay off 3 employees.
The governor previously said layoff notices could go to as many as 1,100 state employees. Even though notices are distributed, some employees have "bumping rights," allowing them a limited ability to move into another position.