ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The Marine Corps Logistics Base is looking at ways to fill positions they said will be vacant in the next five years.
Executive Deputy David Clifton, with logistics command, said about 1,000 people will be eligible to retire.
Now, officials hope to fill those vacant positions with students in South Georgia.
Over the summer, base officials hired 76 students.
One of them was Myonna Douglas who is currently a junior at Albany State University.
She said she's enjoyed her summer work at the base.
"It's a really nice place to work. Everyone out here is really nice. And like I said earlier, you can gain a lot of knowledge out here," said Douglas.
"They've done a really good job here. They'll be finishing up within the next three to four weeks, and so we are very pleased with the quality of students that have come on board here. They've done a lot to help the command," explained Clifton.
This is the first time the base has hired this many students for the summer.
The base plans to do this again next summer, keeping in mind their need for long term employees.
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