Job cuts loom for Jackson Township workers

Jackson Township employees are bracing for possible layoffs in addition to town-wide furloughs and 10-percent pay cuts that were already announced. The cuts, which could happen by mid-August, would involve 39 employees. Fifteen of those employees could be police officers. Officers told News 12 New Jersey that losing 15 officers would be like losing an entire shift. The unions representing the township's clerical and road maintenance workers say they'll negotiate with the town to keep the employees working.

Jackson Township Mayor Michael Reina told News 12 New Jersey that the town is struggling to close a $900,000 budget hole.

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