UT-Brownsville Plans Layoffs This Week

BROWNSVILLE (April 1, 2013)--Employees of the University of Texas at Brownsville were bracing Monday for the elimination of about 250 jobs, which will be announced this week.

University President Juliet Garcia said the cutbacks, initially disclosed in December, are the result of the school's separation from Texas Southmost College.

The break-up, which is effective in the fall, means there's a surplus of positions.

Garcia told The Brownsville Herald that the cutbacks to be announced Tuesday are distributed throughout the campus although jobs in security, maintenance, information technology and advising are the most vulnerable simply because they're the largest job segments.

She said there's nothing wrong with the people who will lose their jobs, but said the school, moving forward, will have just half its budget.

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