Red River Army Depot to Lay Off 300 Workers

The Red River Army Depot in northeast Texas plans to lay off more than 300 government or contractor employees beginning Aug. 31.

The depot responsible for military vehicle maintenance plans to release 98 term government employees and 207 contractor employees. Affected workers support major production, inspection and support areas. No permanent government employees are being released.

The layoffs come as part of the second phase of a Department of Defense restructuring plan announced in March.

The depot says the job reductions are due to workload decreases of about 1.3 million direct labor hours compared to the previous year. The depot's workload is related to Department of Defense requirements to support soldiers.

The depot has established a support center with assistance from Texas and Arkansas state governments for employees transitioning to other jobs.

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