MOUNT VERNON — Technology and jobs were on the agenda of the Knox County Commissioners in the board’s morning session on Monday.
Patrick Quinn of Safe-t.Net, a local wireless Internet service provider, met with the commissioners to keep them up to date on what he was doing and what services he could provide. Matthew Kurtz of Knox County Job & Family Services was also present to discuss his department’s use of Quinn’s services.
Kurtz made his weekly report to the commissioners after Quinn spoke.
“I’m in the process of filling several vacancies that have occurred,” Kurtz said. “As far as employment figures, I don’t have the latest from the state ... they usually come out on Tuesday.”
Kurtz also reported a change in how child care benefits are handled.
“Starting this month, the child care issuance will be coming from the state,” he said. “That will save work for the auditor’s office, but not our office.”
Kurtz explained that his office would handle all of the collection of data and send it to the state’s database. That information will then go to the state auditor’s office for issuance of the benefits instead of through the county auditor’s office.