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Layoff notices sent to Portland Fire and Rescue employees

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PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

Twenty-six employees of Portland Fire and Rescue have been handed layoff notices.

This comes in the wake of the 2013-2014 city budget proposal, where each bureau was asked to cut their budget by 10 percent. Fire and Rescue stresses that the notices don't mean those employees are out of a job, just that they could be if money isn't allocated in time. If that's the case, employees will be notified of their layoff on Oct. 9.

Officials say under labor rules the notices are required, even though other funding could kick in before October.

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