San Diego County Board of Supervisors Eliminates 289 Health, Probation Jobs
The San Diego County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously voted to eliminate 289 jobs from the county's health and probation departments to compensate for a loss of more than $50 million in state funding, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports. The job cuts include nurses, social workers, probation officers and office clerks. The county is attempting to work with leaders of the Services Employees International Union, Local 2028 to place employees whose jobs have been eliminated into other, lower-paying positions. It is unknown how many employees will actually be cut from the payroll, the Union-Tribune reports. Currently, the county employs nearly 18,000 people and has a $4 billion budget for the current fiscal year, which began July 1 (Monteagudo, San Diego Union-Tribune, 9/17).This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.