Tall City Recruiting

By Camaron Abundes
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND- They've stopped short of putting up a help wanted sign but the Tall City is feeling the employment crunch and looking for ways to put people in city jobs.

"If you call 911, and you need someone there in two minutes, to help in a severe or emergency situation, you want a police officer or a fireman to be there," Dollie O'Neill, recruiter for the City of Midland.

The police department needs 18 jobs filled and they're hoping new and creative methods will help get the job done, so others can get to work.

"Recruiting is an ever evolving strategy, things that worked ten years ago don't work anymore," said Officer Dylan Hale of the Midland Police Department. "We're advertising with the billboards. We're utilizing the screen vision out at the Hollywood theaters."

Hale says people on the street wouldn't notice any change in the service provided by police and other employees but he says those behind the scenes are feeling the crunch.

"It's important to make sure our city runs properly, and to serve our citizens the best we can to fill those positions," said O'Neill.