Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Lay-offs on Space Coast exceed expectations

WFTV-TV Daytona Beach

The job outlook on the space coast may be even worse than first thought. Originally, NASA predicted it would lay off 3,500 workers at Kennedy Space Center when the shuttle fleet retires.

However, that prediction has gone up to at least 4,000 employees. KSC's new director raised eyebrows with his newest prediction that NASA would layoff 4,000 employees, 400 more than the number NASA gave in October of last year.

"The job impact is likely to keep growing," said Dale Ketchum, UCF Spaceport Technology and Institute.
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