By Associated Press - Friday, January 22, 2016

BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. (AP) - A Stennis Space Center official has confirmed a contractor change will lead to layoffs at the NASA facility in Mississippi’s Hancock County.

WLOX-TV reports (https://bit.ly/1Nq6JrX ) a new company will take over the operations and maintenance contract now held by Jacobs Technology on Feb. 1. While Stennis confirms layoffs are coming, it’s unclear how many jobs will be affected.

Longtime contract workers told WLOX that more than 200 people are unsure if they will have jobs after January. Workers say they’re being told they must apply to be hired by the new contractor, S3, Syncom Space Services.

Stennis spokeswoman Valerie Buckingham says the new contract is a consolidation between two NASA facilities, Stennis and the Michoud Assembly Facility in eastern New Orleans. The consolidation will reduce costs at both centers.

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Information from: WLOX-TV, https://www.wlox.com

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