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Layoffs Looming In Oglesby

Posted by wlpo on February 20, 2013

Layoff notices have gone out in Oglesby.

According to the NewsTribune, Oglesby Commissioner Dom Rivara says layoff notices have been given to five city workers.  The job cuts involve a mix of full and part-time employees in the parks, electric and water departments.  Rivara says they will also not hire any summer help except for the swimming pool.

Mayor Don Finley says the layoffs won’t be official until the council votes next month.  He’s hoping to negotiate pay freezes or cuts with other departments to avoid the layoffs.

The city is scrambling to find ways to pay pension obligations that were handed down to them unexpectedly by the state.

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