(THE HILL) The Pentagon plans to reduce the number of its civilian workers from about 755,400 in 2014 to 749,100 in 2015 — a reduction of 6,300 workers, or 1 percent, according to its 2015 defense budget request.

“The Military Services and Defense Agencies will begin to shape the workforce to reflect the changing post-Afghanistan needs and a declining military force,” said a budget overview released Tuesday.

The need for civilian skills related to the Afghanistan War, such as those supporting depot maintenance, will decrease over time, according to the overview.

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