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Army to reduce 8700 civilian jobs

(WTVM) -

The United States Army says it is moving forward with plans to reduce the size of its civilian workforce.

This summer, the Army revealed that it will cut about 8700 positions in 37 states by September 30, 2012.
 
  
A majority of personnel reductions will take place in states with the largest military and Army civilian populations.

"Army commands and agencies are continuing to take necessary actions to reduce their civilian on-board strength to meet funded targets established by the secretary of defense and reflected in the President's Budget," said Thomas R. Lamont, assistant secretary of the Army for manpower and reserve affairs. "To the maximum extent possible, the Army will rely on voluntary departures to achieve these manpower reductions."

Commanders will be allowed to offer voluntary early retirement options and separation incentives to civilians who will be affected by the personnel reductions.

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