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Defense and security company in Lanham may lay off 125

A San Diego-based national security contractor may eliminate up to 125 jobs at its Prince George's County operation, the state announced Friday.

A San Diego-based defense and security contractor may eliminate up to 125 jobs at its Prince George's County operation, the state announced Friday.

Layoffs at the Lanham office of Kratos Defense and Security Solutions Inc. could begin as early as December 30, according to a statement from the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation.

The department received notice of the potential layoffs as required by the federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act. State officials have reached out to Kratos to explain how the government can assist affected workers find new jobs and receive training.

Kratos, a public company, provides government and commercial security systems, defense engineering and weapons systems support.

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