Huntsville Working to Attract Laid Off Space Shuttle Workers

Valley luring Kennedy workers
The Huntsville Times

The Tennessee Valley is reaching out to aerospace workers at Kennedy Space Center in Florida who might find themselves out of a job when the three-decade-old space shuttle program is shut down next year.

The space shuttle’s main contractor, United Space Alliance, is working with the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber of Commerce to place skilled workers in jobs being moved here because of the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure Commission decisions.

“We are working with USA directly to assist anybody who might want to relocate here and take employment,” said Lucia Cape, chamber work force vice president. “We want to make sure people know of the opportunities that exist here within the federal and contractor work force.”

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