Point Mugu jobs cut back

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake “A lot can happen in four to six years. We think when all is said and done, the number of jobs lost will be quite a bit less,” said Bill Simmons, manager of the BRAC Ventura County Task Force following the commission’s decision. “We want to attract a lot of new jobs to this base. We’ll have opportunities for these employees to move into new jobs.” POINT MUGU – Despite an intense lobbying effort by local officials, the federal Base Realignment and Closure Commission voted Aug. 25 to transfer 2,200 jobs from Naval Base Ventura County to the China Lake military base in the High Desert community of Ridgecrest. Supporters of the Ventura County base supporters feared the transfer – most from Point Mugu – could also result in the loss of more than 2,000 civilian support positions. But community leaders remained hopeful that Navy officials will eventually opt not to transfer the maximum number of jobs, and that the community will be able to absorb the blow. Members of the BRAC 2005 Ventura County Task Force have said it appears the Naval Base Ventura County jobs would be lost over a period of four years or more.last_img read more