A second round of civilian layoffs is coming to Scott Air Force base. Forty-nine people lost their jobs last month, and officials say an additional 174 jobs are being slashed by April. Colonel Michael Hornitschek says the decision wasn't easy but they're doing their best to help those who are being laid off.
The employees are eligible to receive either voluntary separation incentive pay or voluntary early retirement. No further cuts are expected by the Air Force as the move this week marked the end of the cuts recommended for the 2012 fiscal year. While some Air Force jobs are being added during this coming year, none are scheduled to take place at Scott Air Force Base, which is located near Mascoutah in St. Clair County.