Yonkers to hire 35 firefighters even as salaries uncertain
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Yonkers will be hiring a new class of 35 entry-level firefighters at a ceremony Friday, a move aimed at boosting the Fire Department's ranks and reduce overtime costs that have spiraled out of control amid record manpower shortages.
Still, the new hires won't come cheap.
Under the existing contract between the city and union, entry-level firefighters get $70,996-a-year starting pay and...