Arlington County Announces Hiring Freeze

County expects $10 million budget shortfall

ARLINGTON, Va. -- Arlington County has announced a hiring freeze and other measures to help address a projected $10 million budget shortfall.

County Manager Ron Carlee announced the freeze Thursday in a memo to county employees. He also ordered the elimination of discretionary spending.

In addition to the county budget gap, the Arlington school district faces a $7.5 million shortfall, Carlee said.

Arlington is better positioned than many other local governments in the region but isn't immune to the downturn, Carlee said.

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