NCDOT eliminating 81 positions to comply with budget law
RALEIGH, NC (AP) — The North Carolina Department of Transportation is eliminating 81 positions to comply with last year’s state budget law that required it outsource more work to the private sector.
DOT said Tuesday that 70 filled and 11 recently vacated positions will be eliminated effective June 1. Most of the positions will be in the agency’s technical service office, while a handful worked on right of way matters.
Republican lawmakers have been pressing DOT to meet the outsourcing requirements, and a Senate committee recommended a bill last week ordering the same number of job eliminations.
DOT says the state human resources office will try to put the displaced workers in other DOT positions where possible.
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