More than 300 compulsory redundancies may have to be made at Wolverhampton Council, it was revealed today.
The cash-strapped authority needs to axe 1,000 jobs but so far only 660 employees have said they would like to be considered for voluntary redundancy.
Staff were told last month that jobs will have to go by April next year.
The authority, which must make £89 million of savings by 2018/19, could reveal where it will make the cuts next week in its draft budget proposals for 2014/15.
It has already endured three years of funding cuts to try to balance the books, making 600 redundancies so far.
Simon Warren, chief executive, said: “It’s clear that people have taken the chance to think constructively about their future very seriously.
"Those people who’ve registered their interest for the scheme will start receiving their verified figures soon.”