Roanoke County to lay off 287 part-time employees

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ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — Nearly 300 employees will be without work starting April 24, the county announced Friday afternoon.

The layoff of 287 part-time County workers is intended to be temporary, the county said, but depends on future economic conditions.

“The County took early and positive steps to keep all of its employees working where possible,”
said County Administrator Dan O’Donnell. “We simply don’t have the revenue stream to
support regular staffing levels. With no estimate of when we’ll resume normal operations,
regrettably, we had to make this difficult but necessary decision.”

The following departments are impacted: 232 part-time employees working in parks and recreation, 50 in the public libraries and five from other departments.

The majority of employees are from the Green Ridge Recreation Center, Brambleton Center, and six libraries which have all been closed since March 23.

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