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Thruway Authority announced layoffs

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Albany/HV: Thruway Authority announced layoffs
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NEW YORK STATE -- The New York State Thruway Authority has announced the elimination of more than 230 positions.

A total of 192 positions at the Thruway and 42 at the Canal Corporation will be eliminated.

The Thruway Authority hasn't pinpointed where the job losses will come from, but say all regions will likely be impacted.

The Thruway Authority says the move is to address fiscal challenges. They're expecting to save $20 million annually.

Layoffs will take effect in early April.

CSEA issued a statement in response to the layoffs, saying, “Governor Andrew Cuomo needs to understand that threatening layoffs, putting dedicated workers out on the street and undermining the state Thruway and Canal operations is a lousy way to promote a jobs agenda. The Governor should stop blaming workers for every situation and knock off the strong-arm tactics. He needs to keep people working if he wants any credibility on economic development."

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