Jeff Harrington of the Tampa Bay Times is reporting that the defense contractor with a slightly boring name, SAIC (Science Applications International Corp.), may be laying off up to 200 of its employees at MacDil AF base if it doesn’t win a renewal on its contract. Despite the fact that their executives are “optimistic” that the contract will be renewed, they are required by law to notify the public about possible layoffs if it isn’t renewed.
Although Virginia-based SAIC employs nearly 40,000 total people worldwide, I’m sure that this would be a big blow to the Tampa area. I hate to see the possibility of even more hard-working people out of jobs. I am glad, though, that companies like this are required to at least warn its people of the possibility of layoffs–just so they can possibly start preparing for the worst.