2,500 state workers laid off, state cites revenue struggles amid coronavirus response


HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) — The Governor’s Office said about 2,500 state workers have been laid off as the state struggles with revenue while it deals with the coronavirus pandemic.

The employees impacted are a mix of temporary or seasonal, part-time employees, and interns.

A statement from the governor’s office read in part:

While we work to fund the increased need for essential state services, there has been, and will continue to be, a decline in revenue coming into the state.

Office of the Governor’s

The employees affected were given notice on Friday, March 27.

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