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Up to 400 city of Cleveland workers from all departments will be laid off as a result of budget cuts, and details of those layoffs are expected to be announced on Monday.

Mayor Frank Jackson said the layoffs will include seasonal employees, part-time employees and permanent full-time employees.

“This is a state-imposed deficit, that amounts to state imposed layoffs,” Jackson said.

The hardest hit departments are expected to be fire and police. Fire stations are expected to close, but the exact number isn’t known.

The current class of police academy cadets will be allowed to graduate but will immediately be laid off.  Steve Loomis, president of  the Cleveland Police Patrolmen’s Association,  said the department is already working at a skeleton staff.

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article courtesy of Newsnet5.com

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