12 Investigates: Cost of budget cuts to civilian contractors

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Thousands of local workers stand to lose quite a bit of money from their paychecks. 12 Investigates did some digging to figure just how much money those massive federal budget cuts could cost workers in central Virginia.

The cuts to the Department of Defense will mean about a 20 percent pay cut to thousands of people in our area.

2,800 could be furloughed at DLA Aviation over at the Defense Supply Center, and 5,500 at Fort Lee in the Tri Cities.

According to the office of personnel management, the pay scale for civilian DOD workers shows a college grad, working for around nine years, could make about $54,861 a year.

20 percent of that is $10,973 - that's roughly how much a worker stands to lose because of the furloughs starting in April.

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