From The Huntsville Times-
The latest round of NASA downsizing is threatening another 600 Huntsville jobs, officials said Thursday. How many will actually be laid off isn’t clear, but is expected to be fewer than the number warned in accordance with federal law.
U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Huntsville, said Friday that NASA leaders told Alabama lawmakers three weeks ago that upcoming layoffs would be in the 200-400 range. “Anything inconsistent with that, that’s disappointing,” Brooks said.
The federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act, known as WARN, mandates 60 days notice before layoffs or plant closings so workers can seek other employment or otherwise plan for the future.
Blanket WARN notices went out Aug. 1 to workers in several Huntsville companies that provide engineering and technical support to NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center…