Want a good salary and benefits? Get a job with the federal government -- or so the prevailing wisdom goes. But if you really want to take home more than the average Joe, get a job working for the state.
As wages and benefits shrink, state workers are retiring in droves. On top of all the layoffs, these retirements amount to a huge brain drain of government employees, and the problem is likely to get worse given the yawning budget gaps of states from coast to coast.
Cuba%u2019s government plans to lay off nearly 500,000 workers in the biggest economic changes the country has seen in decades.
Cuban officials including Raul Castro have warned for years that the government cannot continue to subsidize all areas of Cuban life, and that some government workers were superfluous.