Reed Petition Seeks to Keep VA Jobs in St. Louis

5 years 11 months 2 weeks ago Tuesday, March 11 2014 Mar 11, 2014 Tuesday, March 11, 2014 3:36:00 AM CDT March 11, 2014 in News
By: The Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) - The president of the St. Louis Board of Aldermen is trying to keep about 800 Veterans Administration (VA) jobs downtown.

The VA announced last week that it planned to consolidate jobs at an office in Overland. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that aldermanic president Lewis Reed is circulating a petition through the White House website to keep the jobs in the city. He needs 100,000 signatures by April 9.

Reed says the loss of the jobs would be a big blow to downtown.

The plan calls for VA workers to move from rented space to a government-owned building in Overland.

 

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