Arnold contractor seeks voluntary layoffs

TULLAHOMA, Tenn. (AP) -- Aerospace Testing Alliance at Arnold Air Force Base in Tullahoma, Tenn., has asked employees to take voluntary layoffs because of decreasing work.

In a news release Monday, the company said it was trying to minimize layoffs by asking for volunteers.

Since September 2009, the contractor said it has reduced its work force by 369, most of them layoffs. The company said its current employment is 1,924.

The news release said turbine engine test workload this summer will be lower than projected. The company said it is targeting key areas where work has already decreased.

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