City of Knoxville: No plans to furlough workers amid budget concerns

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — The city of Knoxville has no plans currently to furlough employees, communications director Kristin Farley said Tuesday.

“It is our intention to keep our employees working and to keep City of Knoxville services going,” Farley said in an email to 10News.

As it confronts the effects of the COVID-19 crisis, Knox County is evaluating what people in which departments and areas of government to furlough for an eight-week period.

Mayor Glenn Jacobs announced Friday some workers would be kept at home without pay starting in May.

The exact number of county workers affected hasn’t been released. They’ll be eligible to get state unemployment and $600 weekly federal payments while on furlough.

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