Last updated: February 19. 2013 1:14PM - 439 Views

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Luzerne County Manager Robert Lawton has released a report detailing 69 vacant and filled county jobs that will be eliminated as part of a ‚??rightsizing‚?Ě effort.
The plan will result in a net 56 cuts because 13 positions were added -- six division heads mandated by the home rule charter, three budget/finance analysts and four probation clerical positions.
Lawton told council the administration plans to proceed with the workforce reductions before council‚??s approves the 2013 budget.
Council must adopt a budget between Nov. 15 and Dec. 15.
The reductions will bring the staff count from 1,497 to 1,441, the report says.
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