Archive for the ‘Public Safety’ Category

Police Officer Jobs in Atlanta Receive Pay Cuts

Friday, January 2nd, 2009

Those with police officer jobs in Atlanta received some bad news during the holidays.

The City of Atlanta recently announced its police officers would receive a 10 percent pay cut. The city was forced to cut hours and pay because of a budget crisis, according to an article by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Most officers will be seeing a loss of four work hours per week.

“Clearly, with the 10 percent reduction in our resources, we will have some shortages,” George Turner, Atlanta police Deputy Chief, said in the article. “We’ll be doing everything we can to fill those gaps.”

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Atlanta Firefighter Jobs to Open Up

Friday, November 7th, 2008

Soon many Atlanta firefighter jobs will be available.

The Atlanta Fire Rescue Department is expecting the possible retirement of about 250 firefighters in the next three years, according to an article by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, some of which could begin as early as December. Department leaders and supporters worry the retirements from the department, which currently employs 977 firefighters, will mean fewer firefighters and longer response times for emergencies.

“That could have a tremendous impact on our services,” Kelvin Cochran, Atlanta Fire Rescue chief, said in the article. (more…)