Large group of Davis-Monthan workers take early retirement
TUCSON, Ariz. — For the first time in several years, the U.S. Air Force’s
“boneyard” in southern Arizona is cutting jobs.
The Arizona Daily Star reported 62 civil-service workers
have accepted early-retirement offers as part of a plan to downsize a division
of the U.S. Air Force that oversees aerospace maintenance.
The group is one of Tucson’s largest employers, accounting for more than 850
full-time jobs. Workers are responsible for maintaining or retiring old aircraft
at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base.
The group added 245 positions in 2010.
Military officials said the amount of work typically fluctuates and two
maintenance contracts are about to end.
Information from: Arizona Daily Star, http://www.azstarnet.com