SAIC cuts 35 jobs in Harford Co.

May 27, 2010|By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun

Defense contractor Science Applications International Corp. said it is laying off about 35 people in its Aberdeen and Edgewood offices as part of a restructuring that will eliminate 60 jobs across the country.

The cuts, to SAIC's Infrastructure, Logistics & Product Solutions Group, are "part of ongoing efforts to more strategically align business capabilities and achieve efficient, cost-effective business services to better serve customers," said spokeswoman Melissa Koskovich. The company did not say when the layoffs would take place, but employees said they were told their last day will be June 11.

The cuts come as other contractors are expanding in Harford County, hoping to capitalize on the national base realignment and closure effort that is transferring government workers to Aberdeen Proving Ground. More than 30 government contractors have opened offices in Harford during the past year, said Jim Richardson, the county's director of economic development.

SAIC employs 6,135 people in Maryland.

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