Longer Tours Cause Moving Companies Decline In Business - KXXV-TV News Channel 25 - Central Texas News and Weather for Waco, Temple, Killeen |

Longer Tours Cause Moving Companies Decline In Business

Posted:
KILLEEN -

With the army extending soldiers' tours of duty from 12 months to 36 months, local moving companies will soon feel the effects of less business. Killeen moving company, Scobey Moving & Storage, is just one of the many local businesses anticipating a decline in overall military moves.

"We used to be 95 percent military moves, and now certainly we go out to the community, which Killeen and Fort Hood have become a larger community with more resources here, so we look more toward local moves," Scobey general manager Pam Jeffrey said. "We look to corporate moves. We do some distribution now that we didn't used to do, and so we're trying to diversify somewhat so that we can make up for this."

The new tour extensions coupled with overall budget cuts are also preventing Scobey from hiring more workers during the peak summer moving season.

"Normally, this time of year we would have hired another 15 to 20 people for the summer alone, and we have not done that this year, and we don't anticipate doing that," Jeffrey said.

Competition amongst moving companies will become much tighter once the tour extension take affect.

"Every mover in town is facing a pretty big challenge for the next several years," Jeffrey said.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • West community gathers for healing walk through town

    West community gathers for healing walk through town

    Friday, April 18 2014 11:38 PM EDT2014-04-19 03:38:52 GMT
    The healing process continues in West and so the community comes together for a healing walk through town.More >>
    The healing process continues in West and so the community comes together for a healing walk through town.More >>
  • LACY LAKEVIEW

    Call center evacuated after gun threat

    Call center evacuated after gun threat

    Friday, April 18 2014 8:11 PM EDT2014-04-19 00:11:04 GMT
    A call center was evacuated late Friday afternoon after a threat regarding a man with a gun . Employees at the General Dynamics Information Technology Center, which takes calls for Obamacare, were evacuated. The call center is located at Loop 340 a couple blocks west of Interstate 35.An email sent by supervisors said employees arriving for work were being sent home. Others already inside were locked down, and then later sent home. Police got a tip call that a disgruntled employee, who was mad...More >>
    A call center was evacuated late Friday afternoon after a threat regarding a man with a gun . Employees at the General Dynamics Information Technology Center, which takes calls for Obamacare, were evacuated. The call center is located at Loop 340 a couple blocks west of Interstate 35.An email sent by supervisors said employees arriving for work were being sent home. Others already inside were locked down, and then later sent home. Police got a tip call that a disgruntled employee, who was mad...More >>
  • MCLENNAN COUNTY

    Man identified in deadly rollover accident

    Man identified in deadly rollover accident

    A man has died from a rollover accident that occurred Friday afternoon on I-35.More >>
    A man has died from a rollover accident that occurred Friday afternoon on I-35.More >>
Powered by WorldNow

News Channel 25 KXXV-TV
P.O. Box 2522
Waco, TX 76702

Phone Numbers:
Main: 254-754-2525
Tip Line: 254-757-2525

Links
Contact Us
KXXV Employment Opportunites
FCC Filings
Advertise on KXXV

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KXXV. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.