More than a dozen jobs at the County Airport saved from the chopping block
A number of County Airport workers have been spared from being laid off Tuesday. More than a dozen jobs at the Weschester County Airport were on the line Tuesday, which was the last day for airports to lay off recently hired security screeners. Created to prevent any future attacks like the ones on September 11th, the Transportation Security Administration hired roughly 55,000 workers in the fall of 2001. Now, only two years later, the TSA cut 6,000 jobs nationwide to comply with a congressional mandate.
According to the federal security director at the Westchester County Airport, natural attrition helped save the jobs of his workers. Although jobs have been spared, the director says he will have to make some full-time positions into part-time jobs by January 1.