Tuesday, April 26, 2011
From the Chicago Tribune:
The director of Michigan's child welfare agency said Tuesday the state has interviewed more than 2,000 applicants for roughly 700 jobs, part of an effort to comply with an agreement to improve foster care and other services.
Department of Human Services Director Maura Corrigan said that about 400 more foster care, adoption and child protective services workers are expected to be hired by late May. They'll join others already hired to fill vacancies with the department, including more than 200 sworn in late last month
It appears nearly all of the new hires would simply replace the roughly 700 child services workers who recently retired from the department. Overall, the Department of Human Services lost about 1,300 workers through retirement.
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