- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 27, 2016

HOUMA, La. (AP) - Terrebonne Parish is being placed under a hiring freeze and no raises because of declining sales tax revenues.

Parish President Gordy Dove tells The Courier (https://bit.ly/1rfqsrr) the vacancies that are already posted on the parish’s website through the Human Resources department - 28 openings as of Tuesday - will still be filled and any replacement that may need to be made in the future will still be handled on a case by case basis.

Dove said the freeze is to prevent potential layoffs later in the year should sales tax revenues not rebound. While the first two months of the year showed the parish 13 percent off budget, Dove says March was only about two percent off.

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Information from: The Courier, https://www.houmatoday.com

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