Co. job reductions to start early 2010

October 21, 2009 2:08:00 PM PDT
Layoff notices are going out to hundreds of employees with the Cook County health and hospitals system.Seven hundred vacant positions and another 335 filled positions are being eliminated. The layoffs impact mostly support staff, such as food service workers and building maintenance.

The job reductions are expected to save the county about $60 million.

While employees will begin receiving layoff notices Wednesday, the layoffs won't happen until early next year.