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Supervisors may impose hiring freeze

February 10, 2009 1:12:32 PM PST
Budget problems mean the L.A. County Board of Supervisors may have to impose a hiring freeze.L.A. County CEO William Fujioka is expected to recommend a hiring freeze for all county departments and stop any nonessential purchases.

The hiring freeze would exclude critical health and safety positions.

The county is bracing for a delay in state funding because of the ongoing budget crisis.

The last so-called "hard" hiring freeze in L.A. County happened during the economic slide following the September 11 attacks.


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