ATA To Ask For Voluntary Reduction In Staff

The lead contractor at Arnold Air Force Base, Aerospace Testing Alliance (ATA), announced it will offer a voluntary reduction in force (VRIF) to its employees this week.
The voluntary reduction in force allows interested employees to voluntarily request a layoff, often meaning the company faces fewer involuntary or forced layoffs. Budget and skill mix issues are the reasons for the voluntary reduction in force.
ATA General Manager, Steve Pearson, says it is too early to know if there will be an involuntary layoff later in the year.
“We are better off than we thought we would be at this point, but it is too early to declare victory,” he said. ATA employs 1,850 people.