HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County will turn to a local agency to help find temporary staff to fill vacancies.
The county, which has about 90 vacancies, is set to sign an agreement with Manpower Inc., which will bill the county for the services of each temporary employee provided.
It’s a way to fill some vacancies more quickly while the county continues to seek staff to fill vacancies, Chief County Clerk and County Administrator Nicole Hemminger told commissioners on Tuesday.
Commissioners are expected to vote Thursday on a standard services agreement with Manpower Inc.
Once approved, county departments that wish to use the option will need to obtain wage board approval to create and fill the temporary position, Hemminger said.
The county’s Office of Children, Youth and Families relied on Manpower for temporary employees, County Commissioner Laura Burke said. Her handling of support staff duties has relieved other people in that office, she said.
Like many other employers, Blair County has a large number of vacancies. It posts job openings on its website, at www.blairco.org and on websites listing job openings and locations.
At a wage council meeting in early March, employees also identified low wages as a reason for the number of vacancies in the county.
Mirror Staff Writer Kay Stephens is at 814-946-7456.