Navy Lists Layoffs
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Aired 11/30/11 on KPBS Midday Edition.
Alison St. John, KPBS Reporter
Mary Kirby, Program Operations Manager at Fleet and Family Services, Naval Base San Diego
Thousands of sailors are crossing their fingers this week, hoping they won't lose their jobs. The Navy began lay-offs last week and will let go a total of 3,000 sailors- many who are mid-career. There have been 16,000 personnel reviewed in 31 job categories. The second round of layoffs was announced yesterday and Commanding Officers have a week to notify sailors. We talk to two military personnel about the support and services being offered to those who are given pink slips.