By: Diane Benjamin
While looking for something else, I found the following in the June 21st minutes of the County Board. http://www.mcleancountyil.gov/index.aspx?nid=464
- At least one local company is bringing in foreign contractors and firing long time employees.
- The unemployment rate in Bloomington-Normal is skyrocketing.
- Local available jobs require skills, but don’t pay enough to support a family.
Government employees are entitled however. Don’t forget the lavish benefits and pensions. No current data is available for local household income since more than 2000 jobs have disappeared, but household income was below $60,000.
One more note: Since these are elected positions, they get paid regardless of days worked!