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March 5, 2009

Puerto Rico May Lay Off 30,000 Workers

More than 30,000 government employees — about 14 percent of the public work force — could lose their jobs and new taxes will be introduced as Puerto Rico attempts to shore up its ailing economy, the governor of the U.S. island territory announced Tuesday.

In a half-hour televised address, Gov. Luis Fortuno outlined a plan to cut a long-bloated work force — excluding police officers and teachers — and institute new taxes to increase revenue on the cash-strapped island, which is in its third year of recession.

Source: Baltimore Sun

1 Comment »

  1. we also need to trim the fat of our state,local and federal governemnts employees..Our Government is WAY to large… bye bye lazy stiffs

    Comment by OHBOY — March 5, 2009 @ 9:37 am | Reply


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