State delivers layoff notices to union employees

HONOLULU  (KHNL) -  Governor Linda Lingle announced that "the State today will begin delivering written layoff notices to the approximately 1,100 State employees who were previously notified their positions could be eliminated."

The notices state the positions of the affected employees will be eliminated as of November 13, 2009.

Some of the employees may have the ability to "bump" persons with less seniority, and so it is unknown at this time which of the 1,100 notified individuals will actually lose their jobs.  Because of these "bumping rights" it is also unknown at this time how much money the State will actually save from the elimination of these positions.