Interior Ministry to cut workforce by 20%

05-02-2008

The Czech Interior Ministry has said that it plans to cut the number of employees by 20% by the end of the year. On Tuesday, a ministry spokesperson said that the redundancies were part of a complete financial overhaul. The Interior Ministry also plans to sell off property, belonging both to the Czech police force, and to the ministry itself. It hopes to raise some 800 million CZK (40 million USD) through such cost-cutting measures. A representative of the ministry has said that the redundancies and sale of property are necessary to cut expenses, and so that the ministry’s best employees can be better remunerated.