Up to 2,000 staff for ed­u­ca­tion and health short­ages

Kathimerini English - - Front Page -

Some 2,000 civil ser­vants are to be hired by the gov­ern­ment to cover short­ages in the ed­u­ca­tion and health sec­tors, Al­ter­nate Min­is­ter for Ad­min­is­tra­tive Re­form Christo­foros Vernar­dakis said yesterday.

Ac­cord­ing to the min­is­ter, the new hir­ings have been agreed with Greece’s lenders. Any other short­ages will be cov­ered by trans­fer­ring per­son­nel within the public ad­min­is­tra­tion. Vernar­dakis said that his task will be to find de­part­ments that can spare staff so they can be moved to parts of the public sec­tor that are strug­gling.

“I vis­ited the City of Athens and all its ser­vices are un­der­staffed,” he said. “The public sec­tor needs hir­ings, not fir­ings.”

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