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City That Fired Everyone Doing Just Fine

Outsourcing works out for Maywood, California

(Newser) - Not having any employees hasn’t been so bad for Maywood, Calif. A budget crisis forced the small city to fire literally everyone in June, and it contracted out various essential services to neighboring cities. But Maywood was so bad at handling those services itself that outsourcing has led to... More »

City Fires All Employees, Outsources Police Work

Maywood, Calif., is '100% contracted'

(Newser) - Tough times: The city of Maywood, California, is laying off all city employees and hiring contractors for police work and all other essential business, the Los Angeles Times reports. Having been bankrupted by financial incompetence, the City Council decided to fire all 100 city workers. It will contract police services... More »

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