Will County Board Speaker Proposes Hiring Freeze
Prudence urged ahead of new budget
“It would be financially prudent for the county to take steps now to compensate for expected funding cuts from the state,” Moustis said. “We have to plan accordingly and not outspend our revenues. I believe we can make our hiring choices more efficient without impacting any vital services to the people of Will County.”
“We will see less money next year, but nothing we can’t handle,” Moustis said. “I’m just asking the county executive and all other departments to plan ahead so they don’t get stuck in a tight spot next year.”
Along with a temporary hiring freeze, Moustis asked departments not to increase their budgets for personnel during the next fiscal year. Essential services, such as the Sunny Hill Nursing Home, would be exempt from the freeze. Individuals currently in the hiring process would also not be affected.