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Offices to help jobless closing

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AMARILLO, TX - Funding cuts are forcing area offices geared towards helping area residents to close its doors.

Every year, Panhandle Workforce Solutions helps about 30 thousand area job seekers look for their next paycheck.

The organization recently announced they've lost nearly eight million dollars, so offices are closing down in Borger, Childress, Dalhart, Dumas, Hereford, Pampa and Tulia.

"Despite deep budget slashed what do you want job seekers to know?" asked NewsChannel 10.

"We are still here to help you, we'll be in your community as a regular presence." said Tom Dressler, Workforce Development Director with the Panhandle Regional Planning Commission.

Those seven offices will close at the end of next month. Officials say, after that, job seekers will be able to access services online and on the phone. Services will also rotate periodically to those towns to help people. The organization is still working out exactly how the services will work. NewsChannel 10 will continue to keep you updated as this story develops.