Because of a£28m shortfall in the 1997-98 budget the council is planning to cut£7.4 million from education,£4.1m from social services and£2 million from planning and transportation. Two children's homes have also been earmarked for closure.
Council leader Jimmy Kane says the council will try to protect those with the greatest need but it is inevitable services will suffer.
He commented: 'There is no doubt about it that we have sought to save the education and social services, but we have reached the stage where some of the services that we'd like to protect we are not going to be able to do that.
Don Rawlings, of Unison, said the county council has difficult choices in deciding where jobs are to go from.
He said: 'We must remember that education has been slaughtered and many senior posts are still around. We don't want anyone to go but we would want to say, 'Look from top to bottom and we will ensure that every job that goes at whatever level will be absolutely the least in priorities'.
'But it's a sad day. I find it very difficult to respond because we are right at the bottom of the pit'.