Ministries preparing to lay off 6,000 employees

Czech ministries are preparing to lay off some 6,000 employees by the end of the year within the government’s austerity package. The redundancies will affect not only administrative workers but police officers and fire-fighters. The biggest lay-offs should take place at the interior ministry, the ministry of social affairs and the ministry of finance, which are all cutting approximately twenty percent of their staff. Labor offices are preparing for the upsurge in job seekers.