- Associated Press - Thursday, May 19, 2016

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Thirty additional Connecticut state employees who work in executive branch agencies have received layoff notices since May 3.

The Office of Policy and Management provided an update Thursday. Twenty-four of the pink slips were sent to people who work in food services at the Southbury Training School, a Department of Developmental Services facility that has seen a decline in residents.

Four worked at the Office of Governmental Accountability, one at the Department of Correction and one at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

As of Thursday, a total of 680 of the state’s 31,200-member executive branch workforce have lost their jobs. The layoffs stem from state budget cuts needed to fix a projected deficit.

More layoffs are expected. A total of 239 judicial branch employees have also received notices.

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