COSTA MESA — The city will not outsource any of its employees' jobs until March 10 at the earliest, almost a year to the day that workers were first notified of potential outsourcing and six months after employees first expected to be laid off.
"It's nice that we know we have a job until March and not January, but now for the employees in this, it's a waiting game," said Helen Nenadal, president of the Costa Mesa City Employees Assn., which faces the bulk of the potential layoffs next year. "Don't get me wrong; we're still thankful to have a job. But living in uncertainty could've been avoided if they'd done it the right way."
Last week's notice to workers marks the third time the city has pushed back the layoff date.
The first pushed-back date was to November, the second January and third to March 10 — a week short of the one-year mark.