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Long Beach City College to lay off 55 workers

April 25, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
Dozens of Long Beach City College employees will soon be out of a job.

Trustees voted unanimously to lay off 55 people and cut hours of 96 others as the school faces a $5 million state funding cut for the next academic year.

The decision reflects continued cuts to a college that has lost nearly $11 million in state funding over the past three years.

Long Beach City College may lose another $4.8 million if voters do not approve tax initiatives on the November ballot.