Red River Army Depot says over 300 government or contractor employees will be laid off beginning August 31.
No permanent government employees are being released.
According to a Red River Army Depot release, the layoffs are due to workload decreasing by approximately 1.3M direct labor hours as compared to FY 2017. The bottom line is that RRAD’s workload is directly related to Department of Defense requirements to support our Soldiers.
The potentially affected depot workers include employees supporting major production, inspection, and support areas across the depot. These personnel reductions are based on current workload projections and budget submissions.
“Though these are challenging times for our depot, our team remains committed to excellence,” said Col. Jason A. Carrico, Commander for Red River Army Depot. “With a reduction to our current workload, we are forced to make very difficult decisions that affect the lives of our employees and their families. For those individuals who will be affected, this is not a negative reflection of your performance or your dedicated service to this installation. Since August 1941 our depot has risen to the call – selflessly serving our Nation.”
To assist employees in the transition to other occupations and employers, RRAD has established a Transition Support Center with assistance from the states of Texas and Arkansas. The intent of the center is to educate and assist each employee in understanding their rights and benefits and to take full advantage of all available resources in the community.