- The Washington Times - Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Prince George’s County Executive Jack Johnson said Monday that up to 125 employees will be laid off Nov. 1.

Mr. Johnson announced the layoffs as county officials work to close a budget gap after nearly $23 million in recent state funding cuts.

County officials already have tried other cost-cutting measures, including furloughs, a hiring freeze and the elimination of vacant positions.

Mr. Johnson said that as many as 40 employees will be cut from the health department. A spokesman said there are no plans to lay off sworn public safety officers.

Those who will lose their jobs will be notified next week and will be placed on administrative leave so they can start looking for a new job.

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