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Hall County votes to begin layoffs
Hall County votes to begin layoffs

Gainesville --  The Hall County Board of Commissioners voted last week to immediately begin the process of letting go 32 county employees. Fifty-six positions, 32 of which are filled, must be cut to help eliminate an $11.5-million deficit whether or not the Board approves a tax increase with the 2012 budget on June 30.

The county will save one week’s salary, or $24,000, by releasing these employees now rather than waiting until the new fiscal year begins July 1, and this will allow employees to go ahead and begin seeking other employment.


Impacted departments include the following:

Building Inspections (5 filled positions)

Marshals (1 filled position)

Animal Services (1 filled position)

E-911 (2 vacant positions)

Road Maintenance (7 filled positions, 8 vacant positions)

Fleet Maintenance (1 filled position, 1 vacant position)

Engineering (5 filled positions)

Planning (1 filled position, 2 vacant positions)

Jail (2 vacant positions)

Correctional Institution (4 filled positions, 3 vacant positions)

Courts (2 vacant positions)

EMA (1 filled position)

EMS (1 vacant position)

Fire (2 vacant positions)

Parks (6 filled positions, 1 vacant position)

Employees will be released on Friday morning. They will receive two weeks of severance pay, as well as unused vacation payout, and will be eligible unemployment compensation.

Details of the proposed budget are available at www.hallcounty.org/budget or in the Finance Department from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday – Friday at the Courthouse Annex, 116 Spring St., Gainesville.


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