Army depot eliminates 48 more contract positions

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One of the largest employers in Monroe County, the Tobyhanna Army Depot, has eliminated another 48 contract employees. The employees are with subcontractor URS Federal Support Services Inc., based in Oklahoma City.

This is the fourth release of a phased reduction plan for the fiscal year that ends Sept. 30.

After this reduction, which took place Sept. 6, the depot has 174 full-time contractors, including 138 URS employees.

The depot said 404 contractors have been released since October of last year.

The depot also employs more than 3,600 civilian employees, who were not affected by this reduction.

The depot said the latest reductions resulted from a review of workload projections. Over the last several years, the depot has employed hundreds of contractors to support increased workload tied to military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. The end of operations contributed to the decrease in work requirements.

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