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Published: Friday, 11/18/2011

Detroit mayor plans to cut 1,000 jobs amid budget crisis

ASSOCIATED PRESS

DETROIT — Detroit Mayor Dave Bing says 1,000 job cuts are planned by early next year to help deal with the city's budget crisis.

The mayor's office said in a statement Friday that departments will identify their number of layoffs starting the week of Dec. 5 and layoff notices will be issued starting the week of Jan. 21.

He says the cuts represent 9 percent of the city's about 11,000 employees and will save about $12 million.

On Wednesday, Bing said the city faces a $45 million cash shortfall by the end of its fiscal year in June.



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