Surplus office equipment no longer needed by Cochise County will now be put to good use by local job seekers.


Up to a dozen computers and two printers will be donated to Arizona@Work – Southeastern Arizona, which provides workforce development services across Cochise, Graham, and Greenlee Counties.


At its regular meeting on April 10, the Board of Supervisors heard the combined value of the equipment, if it was publicly sold at auction, would be approximately $205.


Housing Authority Director Anita Baca, who is the County’s representative to Arizona@Work, asked the Board to donate the equipment, rather than sell it at auction, as allowed under Arizona Revised Statutes.


“A county may dispose of surplus equipment and materials that have little or no value, or that are unauctionable, in any manner authorized by the board,” Baca explained.


The Board agreed the equipment would be better utilized by Arizona@Work and unanimously voted for the donation.


“We have been working with Arizona@Work for many years and we appreciate the work that they do,” said Board chairman Ann English.