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Jefferson County Enacts Layoffs
Birmingham, Alabama – Money woes in Alabama's most populous county today leave 965 Jefferson County employees on unpaid leave.
These layoffs as Jefferson County struggles with a budget shortfall sparked by loss of revenue from an occupational tax ruled invalid earlier this year.
Without legislation re-enacting that tax or in some other way replacing that money, it's not clear when those Jefferson County employees will be back on the job.