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General Dynamics to eliminate 70 positions at Fort Gordon

Monday, July 9, 2012 11:34 AM
Last updated 7:44 PM
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General Dynamics will lay off 70 information technology employees at Fort Gordon in late August, according to Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification paperwork filed with the Georgia Department of Labor.

According to a letter from General Dynamics’ human resource department, certain operations will stop in late August and employees will be laid off Aug. 31 or the first week of September.

General Dynamics will try to help terminated employees find other positions within the company, the letter said. The work General Dynamics was doing at Fort Gordon has been given to another contractor, and the letter said it is possible some affected employees might be able to transfer to that contractor.

The employees were notified July 3.

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Dixieman
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Dixieman 07/09/12 - 11:54 am
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Oh great.

Another triumph for Obamanomics. Man, do we need new people in charge of the government to get our economy moving again!!!

No_Longer_Amazed
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No_Longer_Amazed 07/09/12 - 12:21 pm
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Apparently the jobs are still there...

"The work General Dynamics was doing at Fort Gordon has been given to another contractor" which means that "it is possible some affected employees might be able to transfer to that contractor" and if necessary I guess that new people will be given the rest of the jobs.

eb97
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eb97 07/09/12 - 12:41 pm
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Look Out Augusta

The job market here is just getting worse. We better put better people in office in the White House and all the way down to our local government or Augusta may just dry up all together.

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allhans 07/10/12 - 12:25 am
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allhans
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allhans 07/09/12 - 01:14 pm
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Hmmmm

June 6, 2012, Dayton Ohio

General Dynamics was awarded a contract worth up to $2.2 billion from the State Department, beating out two other companies to provide global supply chain....

Well Obama does need to win Ohio, right?

lsmith
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lsmith 07/09/12 - 05:11 pm
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Bulletin: obama dept. of
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Bulletin: obama dept. of labor announces 70 new hires.

TParty
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TParty 07/09/12 - 05:18 pm
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Someone else just won the

Someone else just won the contract... this is the DoD saying a private company can do the job cheaper. This happens all the time in the contracting world...

fedex227
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fedex227 07/09/12 - 05:51 pm
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I think that's what happens when ...

people don't read the entire article. They read the first sentence and immediately go to their 'slam-Obama repository of crticisms' and start typing.

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 07/09/12 - 08:43 pm
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Yea, even as much I criticize

Yea, even as much I criticize the president, I don't see how his administration had anything to do with this. Just normal changes in private contractors based on periodic bids. The company I worked for did business at DDEAMC, and we were on a year to year contract, as we were at all other military installations. Our normal contractual requirements were for 5 years. Sometimes, the change of a Dept Officer gets you kicked out just because he likes another vendor. They can write the specs such that your competitors can't meet them.

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cozzster 07/10/12 - 08:08 am
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Lol, I read the title of this
Unpublished

Lol, I read the title of this and thought maybe they were doing away with contractors altogether...guess I can always dream. Now this just means a cheaper contract with cheaper contractors and typically more work for the green suiters who have to clean up after them. The Army could do real well getting rid of these positions and replacing them with Soldiers.

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