In a press release from Red River Army Depot comes the news that more than 500 people will be losing their employment due to a reduction in the workforce. The layoffs will begin in May of 2018.
Faced with decreasing workload requirements, Red River Army Depot (RRAD) notified employees of an impending reduction to contractor, temporary and term workforce. RRAD will need to reduce the contractor
workforce by as many as 400 employees and up to 200 temporary and term government employees. The reductions are expected to begin in May 2018 and could result in additional releases in August.
Current and projected FY 2018 workload has decreased by approximately 1.3M direct labor hours as compared to FY 2017. The bottom line is that RRAD’s workload is directly related to DoD 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. This situation is constantly being monitored for possible workload adjustments that can lead to modifications or changes to workforce requirements.
“A reduction in Army workload requirements forces us to make difficult business
decisions,” said COL Jason A. Carrico, Commander for Red River Army Depot. “It
affects 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. However, we must consider these actions to properly match our
workforce to workload requirements.”
To assist our employees in the transition to other occupations and employers, RRAD will establish 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.