Denver to lay off more than 170 |

Denver to lay off more than 170

DENVER – About 170 Denver employees are facing layoffs this month as the city announced new cuts to make up for declining sales-tax receipts.

The laid-off employees include no uniformed public safety officers. But the cuts include more than 80 people from the Department of Human Services, which includes child protection and food stamps.

City officials say they’ll keep open an additional 600 jobs because they don’t have the money to fill them. Remaining city workers will have five furlough days next year. Denver’s general fund faces a $160 million shortfall.

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