Abacus Technology Corp., a Maryland-based technology firm founded in 1983, filed a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) on August 4, saying it would close part of its plant at Kennedy Space Center.
The planned layoff will impact 288 employees housed at its Cape Canaveral Air Force Station and Kennedy Space Center work sites. In the report, the company stated that the layoffs would be permanent.
Cost analysts, communication systems engineers, director, IT security analysts, database administrators, program managers, technical managers and software developers are among the job titles will be cut. Some of these jobs are regarded as high-wage.
Abacus Technology provides infrastructure operation, maintenance, cyber security, telecommunications, network services and end-user support for NASA, international organizations and the U.S. Department of Defense.
The layoffs will take affect September 30.