Anniston Army Depot layoffs

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9:11 am
Wed January 16, 2013

Defense Contractor Announces Anniston Layoffs

Mechanics at Anniston Army Depot line up an M1 Abrams turret with its hull.
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A defense contractor has notified 139 of its roughly 400 employees at its Anniston Army Depot site that they will be laid off in March and April.

The Anniston Star reports (http://bit.ly/11zd3uu ) that General Dynamics Land Systems will employ fewer workers after April due to declining military orders for combat vehicles. The company builds and repairs combat vehicles.

Peter Keating, spokesman for General Dynamics Land Systems, said the layoffs were necessary due to a lack of work at the facility.

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