Union Gap imposes hiring freeze

UNION GAP, Wash. -- A hiring freeze is in effect for the city of Union Gap.

City Council imposed the freeze last that leaves two public works jobs open. Council members say they did it to save money as the mold cleanup gets more expensive. It already spent about $50,000 on the problem at City Hall.

"We're still unsure if insurance is going to pay for anything," said Roger Wentz. "There are other things out there that we just don't know."

The hiring freeze will not affect two jobs in the process of being filled. Those are for a firefighter and a police officer.