Bellone Seeks To Hire Suffolk Workers From Outside The County

HAUPPAUGE, NY (CBSNewYork) – Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone is seeking emergency approval to amend a 33-year-old residency requirement on top county jobs.

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Bellone would like to recruit outside of Suffolk to fill some skilled management positions, and he needs the amendment to do so.

Deputy County Executive John Schneider tells Newsday they want the flexibility to find the best people to fill some skilled positions.

Bellone is expected to get the approval, which would affect 53 top county positions, most of them in the executive’s office.

Do you have a problem with Bellone’s proposal? Sound off in the comments section below!

  • R Troy

    It wold be real nice if our new County Executive would first look inside the county. These jobs as far as I know are not Civil Service – if they are, then it takes as much as a year for that process to hire anyone. If not Civil Service, as far as I can tell they have not been advertised or listed anywhere that Suffolk residents would have access to. I’ve been out of work for nearly 2 years and I’d love to see this list to see if there are any positions I’d be good for.

  • me

    There are a lot of smart people in Suffolk County, why is it necessary to look outside the county for people to deal with issues that the people of Suffolk County are better familliar with.

    What Steve Bellone SHOULD be getting from outside the county are corporations to move their headquarters into Suffolk County. Based on the unemployment stats for the county, you would think that this would be his top priority. If you’re a resident of Suffolk County, you should be asking yourselves “Why is NJ and Ct to effective at taking jobs out of NYC, but not Suffolk County”?

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