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U.S. to Cut 6,000 Airport Screening Jobs

The U.S. will cut 6,000 airport screening jobs — 11 percent of workers who clear passengers and luggage through security checks — over the next five months to comply with congressional demands to limit staffing and save money, the Transportation Security Administration said on Wednesday. James Loy, the agency’s director, said most of the cuts would come through attrition, but some workers would be let go for performance reasons. Loy said the work force reduction would yield a budget savings of $280 million. There are 55,000 full and part-time screeners at more than 420 U.S. airports. Congress has sought to limit the screener work force to less than 50,000. “While we still live in a dangerous world, it also is time to assess our workplace requirements in relation to budget realities,” Loy told reporters at a news conference. Full Story

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