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Civilian job cuts coming at Ft. Stewart, HAAF

HINESVILLE, GA (WTOC) -

Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield plan to eliminate 340 civilian jobs.

Voluntary early retirement and voluntary separation are being offered to employees and 54 have been approved so far, according to a news release from the public affairs office.

The layoffs are part of the Army's plan announced in July to get rid of 8,700 nationwide by Sept. 30.

"We are on a glide path to meet our manning levels through personnel shifts, normal attrition, and voluntary early retirement and separation," said Deputy Garrison Cmdr. Mike Biering in a statement. "On average, we decrease by roughly 17 positions every month. We're confident that this monthly reduction will put us right where we need to be by September."

A personnel management board that meets each week to look at personnel shifts.

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