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Colorado labor department to cut staff

DENVER (AP) – Bad news for people collecting unemployment checks in Colorado.

The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment is warning that it is preparing to lay off 30 to 100 employees, even as the department struggles to keep up with its current workload.

Director Ellen Golombek sent an email to employees saying state budget cuts will force staff reductions in the unemployment insurance section. She said she will try to make many of the cuts in management.



Golombek tells KCNC-TV that the number of people with unemployment claims shot up from 30,000 in 2008 to 137,000 this year.


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