Salt Lake County logs big jump in early retirements

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Officials say almost 100 Salt Lake County employees have taken sweetened early retirement deals -- or about twice as many as expected.

Mayor Peter Corroon says the approach to reducing the work force through attrition and early retirements has benefited employees and county residents.

Officials say the county paid out nearly $4 million in incentives by the time the early retirement window closed at the end of March.

Enough employees agreed to leave to save about $8.4 million a year.

That's a net savings of some $4.4 million during the first year for a county that's been badly bruised by the recession.


Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune

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