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ADDITIONAL HAFB WORKERS TO LOSE JOBS AFTER OCTOBER

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Commanders announced this week that more Hill workers will lose their jobs sometime after October.

The news came in a memo late last week from the Department of Defense ordering leaders at 14 bases around the nation to "accelerate and expand previously planned civilian reductions."The cuts will carve an unknown number of workers from the Ogden Air Logistics Center, one of five ALCs in the Department of Defense.

"We won't know how many will go as a result of this memo or when," said base spokeswoman Barbara Fisher.

More than 450 employees will lose their jobs at the ALC on Oct. 1. Commanders announced that move in January. Fisher said the base expects more news about this week's announcement after the October RIF is complete.

The memo is the latest in a round of reductions undertaken by the Department of Defense since 1992. Air Force Material Command, which commands the base's ALC, employed 93,000 nationwide before the heavy cuts started. By the end of 1993, it employed 85,000.

Hill's share of those cuts has totaled about 2,000. Commanders avoided a reduction-in-force at the base in 1993 when 1,300 workers retired early or took incentives. This year, about 350 workers retired early, bringing the October RIF total down to 460.

"The upcoming cuts will affect younger workers the hardest because seniority plays big in determining who will stay," Fisher said.