County authorizes OTC to take over janitorial services ahead of employee layoffs

Source: Daniele Camilli, PhillyBurbs.com, Wednesday, April 13, 2011

MOUNT HOLLY — The county Freeholder Board authorized the privatization of building janitorial services at its meeting tonight. The move was expected and comes about a month before the planned layoff about 37 union Building and Grounds Department employees as part of the board’s ongoing cost-saving efforts. The $1.8 million contract with the private, nonprofit Occupational Training Center of Burlington County in Westampton will run from May 16, 2011 through May 31, 2013. Freeholder Director Bruce Garganio said the move from union workers to a private company would save the county about $500,000….

…Additionally, the county plans to layoff about 6 employees in the inmate-records unit at the Burlington County Jail. The county is also looking to outsource the work of that unit, officials have said.

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