After a year of uncertainty, library officials are preparing to hire new employees.
During a board discussion Tuesday over the Gwinnett County Public Library system’s budget, officials said the recent county commission decision against implementing a 10 percent cut to the library will provide stability for the staff and allow for new hires for the first time in nearly a year.
In the past year, the normally stable work force suffered an 18 to 20 percent turnover rate, including four retirements in December alone, Human Resources Division Director Kim Rodriguez said.
Because of a hiring freeze, none were replaced, although staff was shuffled throughout the system. That leaves the library with 42 vacant positions.