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TUSKEGEE, AL (WSFA) - A toughening economy has claimed its latest victims, this time in the city of Tuskegee. Mayor Omar Neal confirmed the job cuts to WSFA 12 News late Tuesday evening.

In total, the city is shedding 14 city jobs effective June 1. The mayor said some of the cuts included students who were working on a special project.

Those employees who managed to hold onto their jobs will face mandatory furloughs, Neal said. Excluded from the furloughs were members of the public safety department.  All other departments will move from a five day to a four day work week in an effort to conserve money.

Neal said citizens will continue to have access to city government, which is staying open for a full 5-day work week.

The moves were made in response to news that the city is wrestling with a $1.9 million budget shortfall.

Other cost reducing plans, like a hiring freeze, have been in place for sometime and the city is looking at other ways to save.

Neal said his city was also looking at buying supplies it needs in bulk.

 

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