From Judy Gilleland - City Manager
The Dayton Daily News (9/26, McCall, Gnau) reports that state and local governments in Ohio have "been shedding jobs," and in order "to fill the manpower gap, Ohio governments are increasingly relying on part-time workers to fill the gap," a recent analysis by the newspaper found. "Local governments shed a little more than 11,000 full-time employees" and "added almost 6,000 part-timers, a 4.6 percent increase," while the state cut "close to 1,400 full-time workers and added 386 part-timers, a half-percent increase." Kettering City Manager Mark Schwieterman said, "We're all doing the same thing as far as attrition programs." He added, "Obviously, the big picture is, we have to develop a model that's sustainable."