NASA and the Office of Personnel Management hosted the job fair to help the nearly 5,500 employees at the Kennedy Space Center who have lost their jobs.
“They have these naturally transferable kinds of skills,” said Angela Bailey, OPM’s associate director of employee services. “The kinds of skills that might put the shuttle up in air are the same kind of skills used by Boeing or federal agencies to do things like green technology.”
NASA contractors are expected to cut another 2,000 jobs over the next year. Listings on USAJOBS.gov included positions in physical and engineering sciences.