33 civilian workers to lose jobs at Scott

News-DemocratMay 9, 2013 

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A sign welcomes visitors through the Belleville Gate entrance at Scott Air Force Base.

SSGT CHAD R. GANN, USAF — Chad R. Gann, USAF

— The U.S. Air Force's efforts to cut costs and consolidate programs have led to the loss of 33 civilian workers at the Air Force Network Integration Center, based at Scott Air Force Base.

The 33 jobs were eliminated when a contract with their civilian employer ended April 30, according to Col. Brenda Campbell, deputy director of public affairs for the Air Force Space Command, at Peterson Air Force Base, in Colorado Springs, Colo.

The lost jobs will translate to the creation of an unspecified number of new in-house positions within the space command at Peterson Air Force Base, Campbell said.

The contract at Scott could have been renewed, "but based on the decision to consolidate positions, the work here in Colorado Springs, that contract just wasn't renewed," Campbell said.

Campbell said the job losses at Scott were for efficiencies.

"We will save money over the long term by consolidating these types of requirements under one organization to do them," she said.

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