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Sequester may cause layoffs at Fort Gordon next year

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Some civilian workers at Fort Gordon may be laid off next year, said Thom Tuckey, executive director of the CSRA Alliance for Fort Gordon.

The Department of Defense is considering laying off about 6,000 civilian workers in fiscal year 2014 instead of furloughing them, according to the Association of Defense Communities.

The cuts at Fort Gordon would likely be to contractors and in administrative areas, Tuckey said.

The Department of Defense is preparing a planning document in preparation for a budget cut of $50 billion due to sequestration, according to the Association of Defense Communities.

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