89 UConn Health Center Employees Laid Off Monday

The layoffs of state workers continued Monday with 89 workers at the UConn Health Center receiving notices they were losing their jobs.

The employees who received notices today were relieved of their duties at the close of business Monday, according to a news release from the governor's Office of Policy and Management.

Through Monday, 351 state employees have been laid off.  Employees from the Department of Children and Families, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, Department of Social Services and Department of Economic and Community Development have all received layoff notices.

The commissioner of the Department of Correction told employees last week that 147 employees would be laid off, but those notices have not yet gone out.

Last week, Gov. Dannel Malloy unveiled a new budget plan to deal with the state's $922 million deficit.  The plan included 2,500 layoffs of state workers.

The Governor's Office said more layoff notices will go out in the future and that they will occur over time.

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