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General Dynamics to cut jobs in Coralville

Reductions are due to a change with a federal contract, the company said

(logo via General Dynamics Web site)
(logo via General Dynamics Web site)

General Dynamics Information Technology will conduct another round of job cuts at its call center in Coralville.

GDIT, a division of Virginia-based defense company General Dynamics, confirmed Thursday that it will lay off employees at its call center in the 2400 block of Oakdale Boulevard.

The reductions will take place later this year and are due to changes with a government contract, the company said.

About 150 employees “have the potential to be impacted” by the cuts, a spokesman said in an email.

“Work will continue at the Coralville location in support of our customers. The company’s scope of work supporting a Department of Education contract was recently restructured and will result in reductions between July and September 2018. We regret the impact this business circumstance will have on employees and their families,” GDIT said in an emailed statement.

GDIT had a similar round of cuts early last year, when it laid off about 220 people tied to work it was doing for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. It cut another 21 jobs later in 2017 as well, according to a state log of company layoffs posted by Iowa Workforce Development.

The cuts at GDIT also would be the latest round for the Iowa City metro area.

In February, Procter & Gamble said it plans to cut about 500 jobs in Iowa City by late 2020 as it moves production of hair care and body washes to Virginia. ACT also announced late last month that it intends to cut about 100 jobs throughout the company, but did not say how many of those reductions would come from Iowa City.

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