College Station job cuts not just about saving money

POSTED: Thursday, July 14, 2011 - 4:26pm
UPDATED: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 9:54am

COLLEGE STATION -- Some people will soon be without jobs, as the city of College Station announces they are cutting 27 positions to save almost $1.5 million.

Now of the 27 cut, only 11 positions are currently being filled.

City manager, David Neeley, hopes to reassign many of those employees to new positions.

Human resources, public works and economic development are just a few cut. But the cuts aren't just about saving money.

"I also charged our department heads, to do as well, is to look thoroughly at the organization, look at the way we were doing things, look at any opportunity we had to be more efficient. So much of this was actually just a reassessment of the way we're doing things," said Neeley.

Neeley also wants the city to know that economic development isn't any less important since being cut.

The city manager's office will take over the projects.

Employees laid off will work through Sept. 30th.


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