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Mayor Addressing Employment Problems with Executive Orders

(Michigan City, IN) - Finding municipal workers in Michigan City has gotten so difficult that the mayor has issued executive orders to address the understaffing.


On Friday, Michigan City Mayor Duane Parry took executive action by raising wages for city positions that have gone unfilled.  By mayoral decree, CDL Drivers and Operators with the Street Department will now earn $19-21 per hour.


Addressing the critical need for beach safety, lifeguard wages are also going up to $25-27 an hour.


The new wages take effect Sunday, July 11.  Parry says he has confirmed with the City Controller that the increases can be covered in the current budget.  He hopes to put permanent increases into future budgets.


Willing workers can apply in person at the City Hall at 100 E. Michigan Blvd. Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or online here.

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