PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) Gov. Don Carcieri announced Monday that he would eliminate more than 1,000 state jobs to help close an estimated $200 million budget deficit in Rhode Island, where the state is the largest employer.
Under the plan, 1,016 full-time positions or about 7 percent of the state work force will be eliminated through layoffs and attrition, Carcieri spokesman Jeff Neal said. That total includes state workers and contractors who have retired or quit since July.
Carcieri did not announce which jobs and departments will be affected.