Warren mayor provides $3,000 toward recruitment of minorities to safety forces
WARREN Council members Helen Rucker and Cheryl Saffold came to last week’s Warren Civil Service Commission meeting ready to begin to tackle the challenges of recruiting minorities, women and Warren residents to jobs in the Warren fire and police departments.
The chairman of the committee, Assistant Chief Neil Heller of the Warren Fire Department, didn’t attend, but Rucker revealed that Mayor Doug Franklin has authorized $3,000 to help move the process forward.
Saffold showed the civil service commission a recruitment brouchure produced by Canton officials as a step she hopes Warren will emulate.
Rucker suggested that one use for the $3,000 be to produce a similar brochure and to run recruitment notices in local newspapers “that minorities read,” including the Buckeye Review and Call and Post.
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