My post was a critique to the thoughts posted, not a fact finding misison on who was being hired.....
Changing the subject, rather than address the point....effective debating but on a low level.
I agree that any company in the US has a right to fire anyone justly...especially if they are no longer productive. However as another person posted....ASC was likely not being very wastefull on likely their highest expense...employees. And while these employees were not likely making state minimum wage, I bet they were not seeding the mattress with cash either. I would also be confident that these, unlike change of administration jobs, were not politically motivated. "I'll fire these 40 employees and hire my own cronies".
It may be a management technique to reduce expenses.....Fire this person who started at 16,000 a year and has made their way up to 22,000 over the last 8 years; then rehire them at the starting wage of 17,000. All the talent is retained but at a new wage. Local employee is happier to be hired....after being fired, rather than having his/her wage reduced willy-nilly. Not saying its right or wrong.....finances would answer that for me. This technique also assists management in getting past company employees on "board" to the new program. Some employees that are retained from one company to the next...have a way of wanting to drag their previous thoughts/workflows and management styles into the new job. Same job, new boss mentality. Having to interview and be rehired, effectively erases this. Again, I am not espousing this....just saying it may be taking place.