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State temporarily laying off 2,900 employees for 2 weeks amid COVID-19 pandemic

Michigan Muslim Capitol Day
Posted at 3:50 PM, Apr 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-22 15:50:21-04

(WXYZ) — The State of Michigan has issued temporary layoff notices to more than 2,900 state employees amid the coronavirus outbreak.

According to the state, those workers across state government are working at less than their typical capacity due to work being shifted to the home.

They expect to save about $5 million with the layoffs.

Employees who were laid off will retain health insurance and other benefits, and be automatically enrolled into the unemployment process.

The employees will miss 10 consecutive days of work and the state will then reassess whether further decisions are necessary.

It comes after the governor announced she will take a 10% pay cut and directd the executive team to take a 5% pay cut.

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