WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE — Ohio’s military facilities will show a net gain of 2 percent in jobs during the next two years despite the Air Force’s system-wide reduction of civilian employment, according to U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio.

Led by Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, which expects a net gain of 363 positions in fiscal years 2012 and 2013, the state ranked second in the nation in the overall number of jobs it will gain, Brown spokeswoman Lauren Kulik said Thursday.

She based that on information the Air Force shared Wednesday with members of Congress as it unveiled a plan to eliminate thousands of civilian jobs nationwide to cut expenses. The plan focuses on reducing management layers and centralizing program administration.

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