AN extra 300 jobs at Staffordshire County Council could be transferred to a private company, under plans revealed by the authority .
Optiions being discussed by the council involve shifting workers in roles including human resources and IT to a firm run jointly run by Capita.
It comes after 4,000 jobs were moved to the same by the council earlier in the year.
Union bosses at unison have raised concerns about the plan, but council bosses insisted it was still considering a number of options.
Council leader Philip Atkins said: “Rather than employing more staff to deal with our increasing workload, what we are having to look at is how we can help our existing staff and improve efficiency.
“Supporting a greater workforce would require capital investment by the county council but with this model we would bring in more private investment which would free our money up to invest in other services.”