- Associated Press - Friday, April 22, 2016

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Jefferson Community and Technical College has announced it is laying off 61 employees - about 14 percent of its staff.

Vice President Lisa Brosky told local media Wednesday that the college concluded its workforce “must be leaner and more efficient” in order to maintain a balanced operating budget. The cuts come from the college’s 287 full-time staff and 149 part-time staff members.

Similar cuts are expected in the ranks of faculty.

Brosky says declining enrollment has created “significant budget pressures.” Enrollment has declined from a peak of 15,000 in 2010 to 10,700 this spring. The school is facing an $8.5 million deficit. About 75 percent of the college’s budget comes from tuition dollars.

The staffers who will be let go were notified Thursday. Their last day of employment will be June 30.


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