150 jobs based at Fort Drum will be cut by a military contractor citing reduced need. A spokesperson for DynCorp International suggested that the cuts were likely, but not a sure thing, and were tied to the budget sequestration being debated in Washington, which is the cutting of hundreds of billions of dollars from the Department of Defense budget due to take place starting March 1. Affected workers are part of the RESET program, where Blackhawk helicopters returning from overseas get taken apart, repaired and put back together. The work is reportedly moving to Fort Bragg, North Carolina and Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Union officials describe the jobs as good paying & the workers are highly skilled, however those skills are specialized, adding that workers may find it difficult to find comparable jobs locally.
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