Defense Contractor ‘Eagle Systems’ to lay off 359 workers

February 17, 2012 – 2:47 pm

A Fort Benning defense contractor has informed Georgia labor officials that it will lay off 359 workers by March 11, though a state official says many of the employees could be rehired by another contractor.

The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reports that Eagle Systems & Services Inc. sent the notice to the Georgia Department of Labor this week. The company told state officials that it has been told by its prime contractor, ITT/Exelis, that its services are no longer needed as a subcontractor.

Georgia Department of Labor spokesman Sam Hall said his office understands a new contractor is expected to fill the void left by Eagle Systems by hiring most of its former workers. Eagle Systems President Rhonda Clemmer declined to comment to The Ledger-Enquirer Thursday.

  1. One Response to “Defense Contractor ‘Eagle Systems’ to lay off 359 workers”

  2. BTW, $54.3 Million .Really!? Is that ptneuas or Pesos? That’s chump change compared to Powerball . JK .we get taxed on our winnings so I guess I’ll take that into consideration..

    By Brekiabo on Feb 27, 2012

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