The state Department of Natural Resources has sent out letters to 57 employees who could lose their jobs if proposed cuts remain in the state budget.
DNR spokesman Bill Cosh said the letters are an initial step and that the agency is only at the beginning of the layoff process. As a result, he said it is too early to know how many staff may actually be impacted.
Cosh noted that being placed “at risk” does make a number of benefits and job training opportunities available to those who were sent notices.
Any cuts to DNR staff are not expected to be finalized until after work on the state budget wraps up later this summer.