Two contractors that perform work at Patrick Air Force Base near Cocoa Beach have filed notices of layoffs totaling more than 200 people.
As usual, many of the workers may be rehired by companies that secured contracts, but neither company could be reached Monday for more information.
The companies are InDyne Inc., based in Virginia, with 173 layoffs, and GCR Inc., which is based in New Orleans, with 36 layoffs. In both cases the companies said the layoffs would occur by March 31.
InDyne specializes in government and military security, engineering, and technology, among other things. GCR says it specializes in such areas as aviation, security, land services and other areas.
Employment at the base often ebbs and flows as new contracts come on, or as new companies win bids to perform the work.
The base is responsible for processing and launching of government and commercial satellites from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The base has a population of about 15,000 civilian and military personnel and their families with an economic impact of more than $1.2 billion annually.
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