EDUCATION

777 New York City Schools Workers Will Lose Jobs In Biggest Layoff Under Mayor

08/24/2011 09:13 am ET | Updated Oct 24, 2011

Nearly 780 employees of the New York City Education Department will lose their jobs by October, in the largest layoff at a single agency since Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg took office in 2002.

The layoffs are a direct consequence of budget cuts to schools, which have occurred in each of the last four years, forcing principals to make tough decisions about what and whom to do without.

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