Red River Army Depot to start second round of layoffs

(Source: Fred Gamble/KSLA News 12)
(Source: Fred Gamble/KSLA News 12)
Updated: Jul. 17, 2018 at 6:49 AM CDT
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TEXARKANA, TX (KSLA) - The Red River Army Depot or RRAD will execute phase 2 of a restructuring plan that will result in hundreds of layoffs.

In a release, depot officials say it is due to no additional workload materializing this fiscal year.

The phase will start on August 31 with the release of 98 term government employees and 207 contractor employees. No permanent government employees are being released.

In March 2018, Depot officials said the reduction was due to the current and projected workload decreasing by approximately 1.3 million direct labor hours as compared to last fiscal year.

The potentially affected depot workers include employees supporting major production, inspection, and support areas across the depot.

These personnel reductions are based on current workload projections and budget submissions, according to RRAD officials.

To assist the employees in the transition to other occupations and employers, RRAD
has established a Transition Support Center with assistance from the states of Texas and Arkansas.

The intent of the center is to educate and assist each employee in understanding their rights and benefits and to take full advantage of all available resources in the community.

Since May 2018, numerous employees have utilized the center with 115 individuals being offered other positions.

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