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Sign-on incentive bonus approved for employees in two Lake County departments

The Lake County Commission has approved a proposal from the county’s Sheriff and 911 Communications Director to start providing a sign-on bonus for some of their employees.  Sheriff Tim Walburg told county commissioners during their meeting Tuesday that his department struggles to find good qualified applicants for their Correctional Officer positions.

911 Communications Director April Denholm told commissioners that she has a problem hiring dispatchers.

The sign-on bonus would be a total of two-thousand dollars over a two year period, with 30-percent of it to be paid after 30 days of employment, and another 30-percent after twelve months. The remaining 40-percent would be paid to the employee after two years of employment. 

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