Saturday, February 12, 2011

New Round of Layoffs Coming to Cook County States Attorneys Office

This week, Cook County States Attorney Anita Alvarez announced that her office would be laying off 101 administrative employees.  This was done in anticipation of a 10 percent cut to the offices budget that is expected to happen later this month.  The previous week, Alvarez had to layoff 7 court reporters for the same reason.  That brings the total number of layoffs to 108.  The new round of layoffs will include secretaries, clerks, victim-assistance workers and community outreach workers.  The layoffs will be based on seniority and affect all of the suburban courthouses.  The states attorneys budget for 2010 was $131 million dollars.  A total of 1,600 people are employed by the Cook County States Attorneys Office.

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