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Gaffney Encourages City Staff To Take Early Retirement

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Gaffney City Council approved a plan Tuesday night to provide incentive packages for employees to encourage them to retire early.

The city needs to cut $150,000 in expenses and eliminating five or six positions would accomplish that.

"We think we can do more with less, private industry has to do that, private business have to do that so there's nothing wrong with government looking to at doing the same thing," administrator James Taylor said.

This move follows similar action at the Board of Public Works in Gaffney.

That group had 10 employees accept early retirement deals so far, according to the general manager.

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