No shit, Sherlock
Sad to see...... however more than expected once the program shut down. Maybe some of the brighter ones can find employment with SpaceX et al, certainly only the cream of the crop though. Also, the unemployment in the states is huge in the 'high school dropouts' and 'no college' categories, while fairly normal for highly educated / skilled workers, so the skilled engineers / technicians will have no problem finding a job.
As for the middlemen and bureaucrats, who cares? Having so many unneeded paper-pushers on the Space Shuttle project in the first place is one of the reasons the project cost so much and had to be axed. I'll bet that the private aerospace companies will be able to do the same work as the shuttle for a quarter of the cost.