Denver cutting some city employees’ hours down to zero in order to support migrants

Feb 28, 2024 | Political News

The city of Denver on Monday announced some of its employees may have all their hours cut in order to reallocate funds towards dealing with the city’s migrant crisis. 

“The City of Denver is trying to avoid the word ‘layoffs’ when it comes to impending budget cuts. So instead, they’re telling some hourly on-call employees they may have their hours reduced to zero,” local NBC affiliate 9News reported

The city government is looking to cut $4.3 million in funding from its Parks and Recreations department and use that money towards handling the migrant crisis that has been stressing the city's resources.

Denver Parks and Recreations director Jolon Clark provided details on the budget cuts in a recent statement.