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Rock Island Arsenal Offers Early Out for Some
ROCK ISLAND, Ill. (AP) — Officials at the Rock Island Arsenal are offering early retirement packages to 200 workers.
The employees work at the Rock Island Arsenal Joint Manufacturing & Technology Center. That center currently employs about 1,500 people.
Center spokesman Rhys Fullerlove says the workers have until Feb. 5 to accept the offer. It involves a lump sum payment of up to $25,000. He declined to say how many applications have been received so far.
Fullerlove says the retirement offers are designed to put the manufacturing and technology center in a good position during a time of decreased defense spending.