The Union Recorder

March 29, 2013

Military contractor pulling out from Ga. base


The Associated Press

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. —  

Nearly 300 people are expected to be laid off when a contractor at the Robins Air Force Base shuts down at the end of May.

DynCorp officials tell the Telegraph of Macon (http://bit.ly/XeVShg ) its contract with the U.S. Air Force is expiring and all employees working at the Robins Air Force base will be let go.

The company's vice president of communications, Ashley Burke, says Virginia-based DynCorp had a one-year contract with the U.S. Air Force to provide maintenance support to aircraft including C-130, C-117, C-5 and F-15 planes.

Houston County Career Center manager Jane Simpson says the state Department of Labor will offer to help workers find new jobs. Burke says it is not yet clear whether the company will transfer employees to other locations.

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