HARRISBURG - More than 100 workers with the state's Department of Labor and Industry will lose their jobs this month because of declining federal funds, according to department officials.
The affected workers will come from across the department's three major divisions: workforce development, unemployment compensation, and administration.
The furloughs will begin May 24. Originally, 108 workers were slated to be furloughed. That number has dropped to 105 due to retirements, said Labor and Industry Secretary Julia Hearthway.
The department has received declining federal dollars as stimulus funds have dried up, workforce development aid has gone down, and unemployment compensation administration alone took a $30 million hit from the federal Department of Labor, Hearthway said.