Govt to Lay Off 40 000 State Servants – Fin Min

Govt to Lay Off 40 000 State Servants – Fin Min

The Socialist-backed government is planning to make redundant 40 000 state servants, the Sofia News Agency (Novinite.com) reported.
In a letter to other cabinet ministers and heads of state institutions on the state budget for next year, finance minister Petar Chobanov said they should plan for a 10% cut in staff, the news agency said.
Prime minister Plamen Oresharski has confirmed the information.
According to unconfirmed information, several large administration structures will be spared from layoffs, Novinite.com added. 
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