Trenton approved to layoff 64 firefighters to plug $5.3M budget hole

TRENTON — The city of Trenton has approval to layoff 64 firefighters who are currently being funded by a federal grant that runs out at the end of October, according to a plan approved by the state.

It was unclear late Friday if the city is moving forward with the plan, but layoffs would occur Nov. 1, 2017, and affected firefighters would need to be officially notified no later than Saturday, Sept. 16 to comply with state 45-day notification rule.

NJ Advance Media obtained the approval plan through the state’s Open Public Records Act.

City officials could not immediately be reached for …read more

Source: NJ.com Mercer

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