Petersburg lays off 24 employees, plans to outsource departments

Petersburg lays off 24 employees, plans to outsource departments

PETERSBURG, VA (WWBT) - About 24 Petersburg city employees got word that they will no longer have jobs.

This is a result of the city's decision to outsource certain departments. The Robert Bobb turnaround group, hired by Petersburg to get control of its finances, pitched outsourcing key departments within the city - payroll, facilities management, even finding a company to take over billing and collections for utilities.

Here is a copy of the letter sent to the employees from the Department of Human Resources:

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