GRTC out-sourcing work, says employees to be re-hired

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Job news out of Richmond... GRTC says it's outsourcing the community assisted ride enterprise- called "CARE". That service helps thousands in the city who need special assistance commuting.

A company called Techtrans out of Los Angeles, California will take over the service. 122 GRTC employees were notified they will be layoff, but the new company says it plans to hire most of them back.

In a statement, GRTC spokesperson Joan Straszewski says "we are trying to protect as many jobs as possible."

The change is effective December 1st.

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