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Some Albany Marine Base employees will keep their jobs a little longer than expected.

Layoffs will be delayed.

Last month Base officials said layoffs of hundreds of contract workers at the Maintenance Center would begin in October.

Now they say no one will be laid off this month.

The Marines are in between resets as equipment from the war in Iraq is completing refurbishment and equipment from Afghanistan has not arrived yet.

That means the workload is unpredictable, so the work force will remain stable for now.

"But the numbers have always changed slightly in the past few months. And of course the workload has also changed the past few months. So because of these changes, we are going to keep the contractors informed," said Albany Marine Base Public Information Officer Lt. Kyle Thomas. 

Base officials say the long term plans remain the same.

360 contract jobs at the Maintenance Center will be phased out over the next 15-months because of a reduction in workload.

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