Army Materiel Command offering buyouts

Monday - 9/19/2011, 12:38pm EDT


The Army Materiel Command is now the latest to offer buyouts.

AMC is offering $25,000 dollars to more than 30 civilian employees at its headquarters in Redstone Arsenal in Alabama, Federal Times reports.

Its also accepting early retirement, reassigning workers and using hiring freezes to cut personnel.

The buyout announcement comes after a memo from Army Secretary John McHugh, who asked the command to cut to more than 1,200 positions. A spokesperson for AMC says they expect to exceed that number.

Army announced in early August it plans to cut more than 8,700 civilian jobs by this time next year.

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