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.