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

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

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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