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Amid layoffs, Pinellas seeks people to work for free

Dan Postman of Seminole, a guide at the Heritage Village museum, is an ideal worker. He's great with people, he's a quick learner and he's enthusiastic.

"He's got a lot of information in his head," said Heather Curry of Lakeland, who recently visited the county museum with her daughter, Alexandria, 6. "Otherwise, I wouldn't know what I was looking at."

Most important: Postman, 77, works for free.

In a time of budget cuts and hiring freezes, the county is stepping up efforts to add volunteers to its ranks. Read the report by staff writer Luis Perez here.

David DeCamp, Times staff writer

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[Last modified: Thursday, September 16, 2010 3:40pm]

    

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