Jefferson County Workers Continue 32-Hour Work Weeks
Montgomery, AL – (AP) - Jefferson County employees may have to
continue working just 32 hours a week indefinitely.
County officials said Thursday they are considering extending
the shortened workweek for all employees to help cut spending. Most
county employees were switched from a 40-hour week to a 32-hour
week over the summer to make up for the loss of occupational tax
The payroll cut plus unpaid leave for hundreds of workers helped
trim $75 million from the county's budget, but sales tax revenues
About 700 county workers remain on unpaid leave, though they are
expected to return to work Oct. 10.
Alabama lawmakers approved a new tax for the county in a special
session last month, but a full month's collection won't come in