24 Jun 2013

Guam civilian US Navy jobs to be cut

1:36 pm on 24 June 2013

A still undetermined number of US civilian employees on Guam are facing job terminations as a result of US Navy plans to implement a reduction in its forces.

The Marianas Variety reports the reduction-in-force plan will come into effect over the next seven months, affecting seven Navy regions, including Guam.

The mass layoffs are a component of the Navy's austerity measures prompted by the federal sequestration that reduced military budgets as well as those of other federal services.