April 19, 2017 |

County may initiate hiring freeze

With the Sweetwater County Commissioners asking county agencies to cut their budget requests by 10 percent, other means of keeping costs down during the next fiscal year are being investigated.

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One of those means is the initiation of a hiring freeze throughout the county. During Tuesday’s meeting, the commissioners decided an in-depth discussion about a hiring freeze is needed.

Chairman Reid West said initiating a hiring freeze could either be across the county’s different departments, or the commissioners could be more “surgical” about how they initiate the freeze.

West said some...

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