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McDowell lays off 8 workers amid budget shortfall

June 2, 2014
Associated Press

WELCH, W.Va. (AP) — Eight McDowell County employees have been laid off as the county struggles to plug a budget hole.

The layoffs include Delegate Clif Moore, who is an assistant county administrator.

Moore tells the Bluefield Daily Telegraph (http://bit.ly/So1rbF ) that seven employees were laid off Friday. His layoff is effect June 13 so he can continue working with county administrator Jennifer Wimmer to balance the budget.

Moore says a recent decline in coal mining has hurt the county's tax revenues. Wimmer says the County Commission also is trying to collect more than $2 million in unpaid taxes.

Moore says the County Commission employs about 220 people.

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Information from: Bluefield Daily Telegraph, http://www.bdtonline.com

 
 

 

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