Alabama Space Museum Cutting Workforce

By: AP
By: AP

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) - Alabama's space museum is cutting more
than 10 percent of its work force to reduce costs.

The U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville is slashing its
full-time payroll from 129 to 113 people at the end of this month.

The new CEO of the state-owned attraction, Deborah Barnhart,
announced the job cuts to managers on Thursday.

Barnhart says the layoffs will save $1.2 million annually.

Combined with some job cuts from last fall, the museum's work force
is down by more than 20 percent so far this fiscal year.

Barnhart says visitors shouldn't notice the reductions.

The museum's operations will remain the same, as will its Space Camp program.

The space center has exhibits including a full-size mock-up of a
space shuttle and a Saturn V moon rocket.


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