Few state employees rehired in General Services outsourcing - WSMV Channel 4

Few state employees rehired in General Services outsourcing

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NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

Most of the state employees laid off in a recent outsourcing plan, will not be returning to work for the private company taking over.

Last month, the Channel 4 I-Team reported the state outsourced management, and maintenance of its buildings to Jones Lang LaSalle.

Some 126 General Services employees received layoff notices, telling them to re-apply for their jobs with JLL.

At the time, Gov. Bill Haslam said most of the employees would probably be hired back.

The state now says of the 102 workers who chose to interview just 37, were offered jobs by JLL.

The company eliminated 47 of the positions altogether, and hired Tennesseans to fill 44 of the remaining jobs.

Jones Lang LaSalle estimates its strategies will save taxpayers $50 million in operating costs, over the next five years.

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