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Northrop Closing Southern Calif. Facility

CARSON, Calif. (AP) -- Nearly 800 jobs will be affected when Northrop Grumman closes a Southern California facility near Carson this year, as the military contractor seeks to consolidate and cut costs.

The Daily Breeze reports (http://bit.ly/XLgb2Q ) the work at the Dominguez Hills campus, which develops information technology and battlefield communications systems, will be moved to other Northrop facilities in phases.

Northrop Chairman Wes Bush said Monday the contractor must reorganize as the federal budget tightens.

Engineers and scientists are among the positions affected.

Rep. Janice Hahn, a Torrance Democrat, says in a statement that she's saddened by news of the 768 jobs that will be moved out of the area.

The Dominguez Hills facility was built in 1987 by TRW. Northrop acquired TRW in 2002.

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Information from: Daily Breeze, http://www.dailybreeze.com

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