Metro will eliminate 500 jobs during Safety Surge

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a letter to the staff on Monday, the Metro General Manager/CEO announced that 500 jobs will be eliminated during the Safety Surge. Paul Wiedefeld wrote that jobs classified as non-critical or non-essential would be eliminated.

The letter announced that on Monday the Office of Management and Budget would send a list of positions that will be eliminated. Human Resources is also revising outdated policies regarding staff reduction. Once these tasks have been carried out, Metro will begin to inform those workers who are being laid off.

Wiedefeld also stated that these eliminations would take several months, and that Metro will work to give employees “as much notice as possible.”