244 contractor workers at Letterkenny to lose jobs

Staff Writer
Echo Pilot

CHAMBERSBURG — Officials at Letterkenny Army Depot have announced a layoff of contractor workers over the next couple of months.

According to a new release issued Friday afternoon, the total number of contractor employees to be affected by the reduction is estimated at 244.

Over the past decade Letterkenny Army Depot has utilized a contractor workforce to help accomplish temporary workload surges to meet Department of Army mission requirements.  These programs are short-term in duration and require resizing of the contract workforce to match the workload requirements. The result is contractor layoffs.

The news release said that contractor layoffs are a standard part of depot operations upon program completion. 

The layoffs will occur in a phased approach that started Friday with the expectation to extend through March.