Thousands of State Department Employees Could Be Out of a Job

The State Department is reportedly set to get a lot leaner soon if a proposal to cut 2,300 jobs ends up going through, which would be an important part of President Donald Trump’s campaign promise to put the bloated federal government on a diet.

What’s going on? The Associated Press reported:

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is proposing to eliminate 2,300 jobs as part of a plan to cut more than a quarter of the State Department’s budget for the next fiscal year, officials said Friday. The plan will almost certainly meet resistance from lawmakers opposing President Donald Trump’s proposal to shrink the size of the federal government.

Tillerson’s proposal reduces the number of new diplomats being hired and includes the State Department and U.S. Agency for International Development’s possible consolidation, according to officials briefed on the proposal. The staff cuts would amount to about 3 percent of the department’s roughly 75,000-strong workforce.
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