MAFRI to Close Offices, Streamline Services

Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives will have some regional offices “streamlined” in an effort by the province to reduce expenditures and deliver services more efficiently, a press release announced today.

Front-line services will not be negatively impacted, the province says. Offices will be consolidated while in other cases it will mean restructuring, “modernizing services” and using staff and existing office space more effectively and efficiently. No lay offs were announced, but some roles have been moved to Winnipeg.

Offices affected immediately include:

Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives
Fisher Branch – GO office to close, Manitoba Agricultural Services Corp office will remain; and
Starbuck – GO office to be merged with Carman office.

Cost savings from the office mergers in rural Manitoba are expected to be over $140,000 each year and in Winnipeg to be over $210,000.

See the complete press release here.

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