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DEFENSE COMMUNITIES 360

Higher-than-Expected Number of Civilians Moving to Wright-Pat

  • June 5, 2011
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Officials at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base believe they will have fewer jobs in aerospace medicine to fill than expected as about 37 percent of workers whose jobs are relocating to the Dayton, Ohio, installation plan to move.

Typically, only about 15 percent of civilian workers move with their jobs following a realignment, reported the Dayton Daily News. Trips organized by the Dayton Development Coalition to promote the region to workers whose jobs are slated to move to Wright-Pat likely played a role in encouraging people to transfer, according to the director of the 711th Human Performance Wing.

That unit still will need to fill about 200 jobs out of the 900 moving to Dayton. Wright-Pat is gaining a total of about 1,200 jobs as a result of BRAC 2005.

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