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State cuts more than 100 jobs with closure of job service centers

Published On: Apr 19 2013 06:54:06 PM CDT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -

More than 100 Tennessee state employees will soon be out of a job with the ending of career job services at locations across the state.

The Department of Labor and Workforce Development says the services will stop at 34 locations, and that means about 125 employees are losing their jobs.  Not all 34 offices will close because they are shared with other agencies, but career services will no longer be available at those offices.

The agency says a budget deficit is to blame.

Those changes are expected to take effect no later than July first.