Monday, May 25, 2020

Federal, State And City Workers Confront Upcoming Coronavirus Layoffs

A glimpse at the "new normal" job scene amid coronavirus . . .

"88% of local leaders say they're preparing for painful reductions in revenue this year because of the pandemic, according to a National League of Cities survey."

Small guv advocates might celebrate cutbacks, but most residents realize these cuts translate into FEWER SERVICES for neighborhoods, small biz and residents.

More insight into local impact:

About 1,000 Kansas City Workers Learn of Potential Layoffs

About 1,000 contract employees of a federal agency have received notice that their jobs face elimination in what would be one of the largest mass layoffs of the year for the Kansas City area. The Kansas City newspaepr reports that the employees work for the National Benefits Center, which processes paperwork for the U.S.

17 comments:

Anonymous said...


Well I hope KC doesn't lay off any street dept people.

Anonymous said...

^^^^ lulz!

But doesn’t laying off people make things worse as far as collecting taxes go?

Dimwits are living up to their legacy with this move.

I’m guessing there’s a big tax hike in the near future as well.

Anonymous said...

But, but who will fill the potholes ?

Oh silly me, filling potholes is not assigned to any government bureaucrat.

Anonymous said...

Blame the 10-10-10 Mayor.

Why in the hell would anyone pay 1% extra to work or live in KC?

Now the 10-10-10 Mayor won’t let poor people work in a lot of circumstances. The divide grows.

Read about Candace Owens. She has real solutions for the poor that don’t involve running with the same old crowd. Remember what Biden said about blacks... the read Candace Owens. Should be president.

I am Joe Biden and I forgot this message.

Anonymous said...

Actions have consequences. Shut down for political reasons. Tax revenue goes down from lack of economic activity. Government workers get laid off. Suck it up.

Anonymous said...

Maybe if we quit doing the chicken little sky is falling with this virus the economent wouldnt be so destroyed and we wouldn't need to lay people off.

People have been unfortunately dying from the flu for years. But we didn't shut down the country for that.

THis is political bullshit before an election and a socialist power grab. Period.

Anonymous said...

Why should KC Govt be any different than other businesses? No revenue, so you need to cut back. I know that is a foreign concept to 12th and Oak, but it's time to wake up from naptime kiddies....

Anonymous said...

As long as the fire department gets their pay raises and $100,000 a year pension benefits who cares about the other City workers.

Anonymous said...

Laid off- unemployed workers can thank the Main Stream Media that includes the Kansas City Star, KMBC-9, KCTV-5, CNN etc. creating fear and hysteria and shutting down the economy in hopes of harming Trump's re-election attempts.

KMBC-9 runs at least two negative segments per newscast regarding President Trump these days. They have become ultra-left wing hiding behind their wrought iron fence and gate at Winchester Park a little east of Swope Park while telling the rest of us how to live.

Anonymous said...

Trump really nailed that V-shaped snap back recovery prediction...

Anonymous said...

GLOBALIZATION IS GREAT HEY LIBS CAN YOU SELL OUT OUR COUNTRY AGAIN

Anonymous said...

PELOSI WANT EVERYONE TO QUIT JOBS AND BECOME POETS

Anonymous said...

607 IS A ANTI AMERICAN THAT BITCHES ABOUT THE ECONOMY WHEN THE LIBFAGS WANT TO KEEP THE ECONOMY AND THIS COUNTRY CLOSED. YOU IDIOTS DONT MAKE ANY SENSE GET OFF THE PIPE AND NEEDLES

Anonymous said...

I hope they layoff the city council.

Anonymous said...

I hear rapey joe came out of hiding today for the first time since early March, did his take his anti malaria medication before he left the house?

Anonymous said...

Quinton Lucas told me it is only a "blip". The finance director concurred; and then the finance director gave two weeks notice. What could go wrong?

Anonymous said...

Federal civil service workers will be laid off? I will believe it only when I see it. They are among the holiest of Democrats' sacred cows. A bought and paid for voting bloc.