City of Jonesboro adds 4 new employees

(Source: KAIT)
(Source: KAIT)

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - The city of Jonesboro announced the hiring of four new city employees Tuesday.

One of those new employees will serve as a social media coordinator for the city, while three others will serve in the court services department.

According to Mayor Harold Perrin, the salary for the coordinator will come from the general fund, while the court services salaries will come from revenue generated from court fines.

Mayor Perrin said the court service employees will work closely with the judges to make sure probation fees are being paid.

"Going to set that at 18 months just to see how well it goes to make sure we cover our overhead for employees," Perrin said. "Then hopefully, we will be able to get community service workers who would like to work rather than pay."

Perrin said the three court employees will act in place of the Justice Network.

Perrin said if the city has any extra revenue from court fines, it will be put toward the police department.

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