Monday, January 7, 2013
Must be nice
Want a job in County government? Don't feel like taking a civil service exam? It's pretty easy, actually. All you have to do is be the politically connected wife of Lackawanna Mayor Geoff Szymanski...
Less than five months after Poloncarz won that race, his administration hired the wife of Lackawanna Mayor Geoff Szymanski, a fellow Democrat, for a county job that was never advertised. Szymanski's wife is an employment counselor in the county's department of social services. It pays approximately $40,000 a year.
Interestingly, the job wasn't even advertised to county residents at all. County Executive Poloncarz could not be reached for a comment on this story. He was busy trying to get his brother (a former Wegman's chef) an interview for the Secretary of State position soon to be vacated by Hillary Clinton.