D.C. lays off child welfare workers
More than 100 employees of the District's child welfare agency lost their jobs Thursday in a wave of layoffs prompted by citywide budget cuts and plans to restructure some jobs at the Child and Family Services Agency.
Social worker aides, who play a vital support role at the agency, were among the hardest hit with all 57 of them losing their jobs.
Social workers said the cuts would cripple the agency's work.
The agency plans to create a new position with higher qualifications to replace the social worker aides.
But even after the hires across the agency, it will be at least 52 positions short of current staffing levels.
-- Henri Cauvin
Washington Post editors
| May 6, 2010; 2:15 PM ET
Categories: DC | Tags: Child and family services, Child protection, Social work
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