By Tim Kowols
Local communities like Algoma are finding it harder to find employees for their municipal jobs. Employees aging out or moving on is leaving a void in several departments in Algoma as they struggle to find volunteers for their fire department and part-time help for their police department and its nursing facility. It causes a dilemma for those scheduling workers with a short staff and the budget as lots of resources are required for training. City Administrator Jeff Wiswell says they are looking to address the shortage of the police department and nursing facility workers by investing in new equipment and full-time employees.
Wiswell says they are currently examining and finalizing their emergency management plan by working with other local agencies.