50 laid off at Workforce Solutions

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EAST TEXAS (KLTV) - Effective at the end of the month, nearly 50 Workforce Solutions employees will be out of a job.

We're told several staff members have already received notification letters in the mail. The layoffs effect employees across 14 East Texas counties. Workforce Solutions of East Texas says its funding is down about 13 percent, this year. Meanwhile, the number of clients just keeps going up.

"My main concern is...our traffic has doubled because of the downturn, and here we are, looking at reducing the staff that would serve those folks," said Randy Fowler, Director of Program Services for Workforce Solutions of East Texas.

Programming director Randy Fowler says the cuts do not effect state employees.

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