Angus Council plans to cut its workforce by up to 800 staff in the next three years.
The local authority today sent out a press release in which council leader Councillor Bob Myles warns that “the Angus Council of 2022 will be significantly different from today”.
The local authority has published a workforce plan containing its agenda for the years 2018 to 2021, with office staff most at risk.
It states that Scottish Government policy to increase early years provision will lead to job creation.
But fewer administrative and clerical posts will be needed “as we move to increased automation, digitisation of processes and self-service.”
The adult care workforce will be further reduced.
Councillor Bob Myles said: “Over the last six years, the council workforce has reduced by over 500 FTE.
“With the expected changes to working practice, this could reduce by a further 800 FTE over the coming three years.
“At the same time, due to government policy, which we welcome, the early years’ workforce will expand to support early intervention and broader support for families.”
Some 5042 people are employed by the council, or 4,113 full-time equivalent – which has reduced by 500 FTE over the past six years.
The envisaged further reduction of 800 jobs would represent almost a fifth of the workforce.