(WLNS) – Layoffs are inevitable for one of Michigan’s biggest state agencies. They took a big hit, specifically a $7.5 million hit.
We are taking about the Department of Human Services who says they now need to downsize.
DHS plans to hand out 100 layoff notices to workers in various counties across the state and some are right here in mid-Michigan. A department spokesman says the brunt of the layoffs are in the Detroit and Grand Rapids areas as those offices will soon be closed. But, according to our media partners at MLive, eleven jobs will be cut from the Ingham County office as well.
The department assures that the cuts will not impact Child Welfare Services but they will be handing off caseloads to a number of their field offices.
In good news, DHS encourages those who are laid off to apply to current vacant positions within the department.
The pink slips will be passed out sometime this week but will not take effect until February 15th.