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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Some corporate contracts are due to expire, and companies who want to do business with the Marine Base are making their proposals to do the work the Marines want to get done.  

URS is one of those private contractors, and when there's a chance that civilian workers might be without a job, because their company's contract is not picked up by the military, they have to be notified.  

Brian Wise Human Resources Director for URS in Texas confirmed that some 600 layoff warning notices were sent to their employees at Albany MCLB. This is done according to federal law that workers have to be given 60 days notice of a possible layoff.  

URS contract will expire in January 2014, with a one month option that could push the end of the contract to February 28.   URS is waiting to hear who will get the new contract.  

If URS stays, there will not be big layoffs and if there is a new contractor there is a good chance many of the current URS employees could be hired by the new contractor.  

No word on when the decision on who gets the contract is expected to be made.

 

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