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Wake County to cut jobs to close budget gap

Posted April 5, 2010

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— Wake County officials said Monday that they would eliminate 24 full-time positions because revenue is expected to be $17.9 million less that previous projections for fiscal 2009-10, which ends in June.

County Manager David Cooke said funding for the Human Services Department was cut by $10.5 million to offset lower revenue from state and federal sources. Two percent cuts in other departments helped close the rest of the deficit, he said.

Many of the 24 positions were vacant, and employees who lost their jobs have been offered positions in other departments, Cooke said.

The projected deficit for 2010-11 could reach $22 million, officials have said.


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  • colliedave Apr 6, 2010


    How about doing some investigative reporting and report on how many of these cuts were to vacant positions and what was the nature of the jobs for those who were let go? How many were of the administrative level and how many were of the "blue collar" level?

  • coolwill43 Apr 5, 2010

    watch Meeker give a raise to the city manager and others.

  • wheelercb59 Apr 5, 2010

    cut em

  • wheelercb59 Apr 5, 2010

    cut all those over paid positions