Onslow County government implements hiring freeze

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JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – Some people won’t get a chance to apply for a number of Onslow County jobs.

That’s because the county government is now operating under a hiring freeze. The county manager made the announcement Tuesday. There are some exceptions. The sheriff can still hire more deputies and detention officers.

Sheriff Miller is hoping the county will provide more money in the budget to open up new positions during the next fiscal year. However, budget constraints are part of the reason the county is freezing all the rest of the vacant positions.

“I don’t know exactly how much money we would save but every day that a position is not filled we’re going to be saving tax dollars,” said Onslow County Manager Jeff Hudson.

The hiring freeze will be in effect until the start of the next fiscal year July 1.

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