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Airport Security Takeover Complete

It's official. Federal workers are now working as security guards at the Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport.

Close to 3,000 people applied for the job, but only 82 were hired. Thirty-four workers from Globe Security Corporation, the company that previously handled airport security, are also being given the opportunity to take the tests and go through the training to be hired as federal workers.

Airport officials say passengers shouldn't notice much of a change once the transition takes place. Federal security director Bob Besal said, "You may see a few small differences in procedures."

There will also be 18 members of a mobile screening force to help with the transition. All airports in the United States have to make the switch to federal employees by November 19.

Reported by: Tarcia Bush

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