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Rock Island Arsenal's JMTC Will Cut Jobs in October

Michelle O'Neill
JMTC employees assemble and install an ambulance kit on a Humvee. (file)

More than 100 workers on Arsenal Island will be laid off next month.

Today, the Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center announced the reduction in force of up to 174 employees. They may also be reassigned.

Commander of the center, Col. Shari Bennett, says demand has decreased, and "the decision to reduce the workforce is difficult but necessary" for "the sustainability of the factory."

The lay-offs will begin with 111 employees between October First and October 24th. And the remaining 63 workers may lose their jobs through September, 2022.

Officially, Michelle's title is WVIK News Editor which really just means she wears many hats, doing everything there is to do in the newsroom and around the radio station. She's a multimedia journalist and serves as Assignment Editor, reporter, radio news producer, copy editor, announcer, news anchor/host, and photographer. She also writes and produces content for WVIK.org and social media and trains interns.
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