(Scranton) -- An Army depot in eastern Pennsylvania says it has reduced its workforce by almost a third over the past two years and plans to cut more through early retirement incentives.
A spokesman for the Tobyhanna Army Depot in Monroe County tells The Times-Tribune that the effort is intended to help control costs.
The latest reductions follow a hiring freeze, modified plans to upgrade facilities and equipment, cutbacks on purchases and travel limitations.
Spokesman Ed Mickley says 3,570 people now work at the depot 100 miles north of Philadelphia, down 1,700 since early 2012.
Officials plan to trim the workforce by 154 more people by April 30th. Tobyhanna, the Defense Department's largest center for repair and fabrication of electronics systems, employed more than 4,000 people in the 1980s.
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