The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

March 10, 2009
Part timer layoff check: What are you seeing?

We were just thinking that it's been a while since we looked at the aftermath of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's layoff of part time workers and retired annuitants last summer. Some questions:

Have some folks been hired back?
What has the long-term impact of the layoffs been to operations?
Any talk of restoring lost positions now that we have a budget?

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About The State Worker

Jon Ortiz The Author

Jon Ortiz launched The State Worker blog and a companion column in 2008 to cover state government from the perspective of California government employees. Every day he filters the news through a single question: "What does this mean for state workers?" Join Ortiz for updates and debate on state pay, benefits, pensions, contracts and jobs. Contact him at (916) 321-1043 and at


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