JFCOM job transition center opens in Suffolk

Tuesday - 5/3/2011, 3:01pm EDT

Employees who are impacted by the closing of U.S. Joint Forces Command now have access to a new career transition center.

The Virginia Regional Center for USJFCOM Workforce Transition and Business Development has opened in Suffolk, and will also help surrounding businesses that will be affected by the command's closure.

JFCOM's mission is to train troops from all services to work together for specific missions. It is being closed this year as part of cost-cutting measures by the Pentagon.

Defense expects to save about $400 million with the closure. Virginia says it will lose about 2,300 jobs.

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