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48 City of Hutto workers laid off due to pandemic-fueled financial crisis

"The unfortunate decision to have layoffs was a difficult one," the City said in part.

HUTTO, Texas — Amid the financial crisis caused by COVID-19, the City of Hutto has made the decision to eliminate numerous non-essential services and lay off workers.

On Wednesday, March 25, a public information officer told KVUE that the City of Hutto is experiencing a financial crisis and, as a result, laid off 48 city workers.

"Our City is being challenged during this pandemic and the City is facing a significant impact to the financial health of the City," the PIO said. 


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The city representative said that the leadership team is working to make the best decisions for Hutto's citizens and that the City is experiencing a dip in revenue due to a lack of business.

"We have evaluated the current and future impact of the crisis on City staff, operations and finances as we must continue to provide core services to citizens," the City said. "During this time, our businesses and citizens are being impacted financially. The unfortunate decision to have layoffs was a difficult one; but in order for the City to stay fiscally responsible and provide the City’s core services we were forced to eliminate non-essential programs and services and reduce staffing," Schmitt said.

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