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Metro Eliminating Another 200 Jobs

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    Metro Eliminating Another 200 Jobs
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    Paul Wiedefeld (FILE PHOTO)

    What to Know

    • Metro will identify positions that are "redundant" and "not deemed essential to Metro's core business."

    • Labor agreements and other human resources requirements have to be worked out, so the entire process could take months.

    • General Manager Paul Wiedefeld announced to staff in a letter Monday that the positions must be cut to save money.

    Metro identified another 200 jobs to eliminate after cutting 500 positions in 2016.

    Ultimately, up to 1,000 positions total could be eliminated as the transit agency deals with a budget gap of almost $300 million.

    General Manager Paul Wiedefeld sent a memo to employees saying the cuts affect everyone from managers to front-line employees.

    Some of the positions could be unfilled at the moment or redundant.

    “It’s one of the hardest parts of this job to do that to people, because I understand what that means to their personal lives, but on the other hand, again, fiscal realities are fiscal realities,” Wiedefeld said. “I have to do somethings.”