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Tahoe Forest loses two jobs

Two jobs for fleet mechanics will be lost on the Tahoe National Forest, and four others in road maintenance could be affected.

Forest Engineer Larry Gruver said the fleet mechanic jobs were cut after a federal cost comparison study found the private sector could do the job for less in the state’s national forests.

A similar study found that existing forest service road repair crews could do that job more efficiently than the private sector. That could cut, redefine or add jobs to Tahoe National Forest road crews within the next six months, depending on how the new job assessment process evolves, Deputy Forest Supervisor Judie Tartaglia said.

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