Aviation officials in Montana hope that Monday's announcement of an $11 million security contract for seven small airports across the state will mean more jobs for local workers. "These will be the first commercial airports in Montana to have security provided by a private company under a partnership with the federal government," notes Debbie Alke, administrator of the Montana Aviation Division. State officials are hopeful that Trinity Technology Group, based in Virginia, "will hire and train local Montanans in each of those communities to do the part-time screening work." A TSA spokeswoman estimates that 30 to 35 workers would be needed to provide security at the seven airports.

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