Knox County releases details on which departments will be affected by 366 furloughs

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) — The Knox County government released details about which departments would be affected by 366 furloughs being put place as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mayor Glenn Jacobs said the county waited as long as possible to enact the plan since it was going to have a very real impact on employee livelihoods, but at this difficult economic time the county must watch its spending.

“This was the hardest decision I’ve had to make since taking office,” said Mayor Jacobs. “I am hopeful that by beginning to bring businesses back online things will turn around quickly. It is my intent to bring everyone back to work as soon as possible.”

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