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November 26, 2008

CSC cuts 80 jobs in Williamsburg

Mayor Harrison: City is working to get jobs back by spring

By Samantha Swindler / Managing Editor

Eighty employees were laid off late last week at CSC in Williamsburg, but the town’s mayor is hopeful the positions might be reinstated next year.

The location is part of CSC’s Enforcement, Security and Intelligence division, which provides information technology services to government clients, particularly in national security and immigration services.

CSC Spokesperson Michelle Sicola Herd confirmed the layoffs, but did not give detail on the circumstances that led to the job losses.

“In compliance with our contractual requirements to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Records Digitization Facility in Williamsburg, Kentucky, CSC reduced staff by approximately 80 jobs,” read a statement released by CSC. “This reduction in force is consistent with CSC’s practice of aligning its resources to best meet current and future business demands while providing the highest quality of services to our clients.”

Computer Sciences Corporation is a global information technology (IT) services company with approximately 78,000 employees world-wide.

In 2006, CSC acquired Datatrac Information Services, Inc., which has locations in Corbin, Williamsburg and Barbourville now operating as CSC. The company is headquartered in El Segundo, Calif.

Williamsburg Mayor Roddy Harrison said CSC officials notified him and the Williamsburg police chief of the layoffs on Friday morning. He said the number of employees fluctuates, but that on average, roughly 200 people are employed at CSC Williamsburg.

“It’s an alarming chunk of people, and my heart goes out to them because of it being around the holidays,” Harrison said. “Anytime is bad, but especially around the holidays.”

Harrison said he’s already made phone calls to agencies in Washington, as well as to Sen. Mitch McConnell and U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers’ offices, to see if anything can be done to restore the jobs by restoring CSC’s government contract for records digitization.

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