BAY ST. LOUIS — NASA’s John C. Stennis Space Center in Hancock County will lose 129 contractor jobs as a result of a recent consolidation of operational contracts.
The Sun Herald reports the consolidation will merge the Stennis Space Center in Hancock County and Michoud in New Orleans.
Stennis director Richard Gilbrech said Thursday that the agency needed to make some cuts in order to realize its goals of sending people to Mars within the next 20 years. He says he hopes the move will make the agency more competitive so they can bring back more jobs in the future.
The space center employs about 1,870 people with about 2,000 additional U.S. Navy personnel. About two-thirds of the workforce is from Mississippi.
BEFORE YOU GO…
… we’d like to ask for your support. More people are reading the Mississippi Business Journal than ever before, but advertising revenues for all conventional media are falling fast. Unlike many, we do not use a pay wall, because we want to continue providing Mississippi’s most comprehensive business news each and every day. But that takes time, money and hard work. We do it because it is important to us … and equally important to you, if you value the flow of trustworthy news and information which have always kept America strong and free for more than 200 years.
If those who read our content will help fund it, we can continue to bring you the very best in news and information. Please consider joining us as a valued member, or if you prefer, make a one-time contribution.Click for more info