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By Victoria Fowler
Gazette Reporter 

Whitcom board weighs answers to staff shortage


November 7, 2019

The Whitcom Executive Board met in a special session Thursday, Oct. 31, to discuss the organization’s staffing concerns.

There are currently 12 full-time employees, one part-time and three in training. A full staff would ideally have 22 people.

Tara Mucker, Whitcom executive director, said that all times four people need to be on the main floor. Right now Whitcom is currently running with three to four on the floor.

In addition, a typical trainee requires five to six months to be prepared to get on the phones.

For 2019, 117 people applied for Whitcom, 47 were no-shows/withdrew, 10 didn...

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