Friday, February 19, 2016

Update pins down jobs lost

STENNIS SPACE CENTER, Miss. – The consolidation of operational contracts with Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans has reduced the number of contract workers at Stennis Space Center by 129 jobs. That's according to Stennis Space Center director Richard Gilbrech, who was among several NASA officials who spoke Thursday during the annual NASA update at Infinity Science Center, just outside SSC. At the beginning of this month Syncom Space Services took over the contracts from Jacobs Technology, which held separate contracts for the work at Michoud and SSC. Overall, the workforce at Stennis is about 5,000 workers, including a large contingent from the Navy. Michoud has some 1,220 workers. (Sources: The Advocate, Sun Herald, 02/18/16)