Hill Air Force Base plans to phase out 261 jobs

HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah (AP) — Officials at Hill Air Force Base say a military restructuring effort will mean reducing the base’s workforce by an estimated 261 civilian jobs.Maj. Gen. Andrew Busch said in a statement Thursday the jobs would be phased out over the next two years.Busch’s statement, quoted in The Standard-Examiner, says the base plans to use all options available to minimize the impact of the cuts. That includes voluntary early retirements and other incentive opportunities.The Air Force announced Wednesday it plans to eliminate 9,000 civilian jobs as part of a military-wide effort to adjust to a new era of defense spending cuts.

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