Second Round of Layoffs to Hit Red River Army Depot
The second phase of a Defense Department restructuring plan will see the loss of over 300 jobs at Red River Army Depot near Texarkana.
The plan that was outlined back in the Spring will see the layoffs beginning at the end of August. Depot officials say the layoffs will not affect any permanent government employees. but will affect term government employees and contractor employees as well.
This will include several hundred contractor employees and around 100 term government employees. There is a Transition Support Center to help those who will be losing their jobs. The reductions are based on current workload projections and expectations.
Red River Army Depot is the largest employer in the Texarkana area and has been in operation since World War II. The depot and its employees have survived two rounds of the Base Re-alignment and Closure Process. The first in 1995, and the second in 2005.
The area Congressional delegations from both Texas and Arkansas have suggested added work for the depot.