Skip to comments.BREAKING: LANL Announces Planned Staff Reductions (Los Alamos National Lab)
Posted on 02/21/2012 5:05:52 PM PST by CedarDave
Some 400 to 800 workers will be leaving Los Alamos National Laboratory this spring preferably by choice, the lab announced Tuesday.
Lab Director Charlie McMillan told workers the staff reduction plan has been sent to the National Nuclear Security Administration for approval, calling it a voluntary separation program.
This chunk will be taken from the 7,585 permanent employees at LANL, explained spokesman Fred deSousa. It will not affect students, post-doctoral, term or union workers, he said, noting that those groups bring LANLs current employment to 11,127 people.
We are taking these actions now in an attempt to reduce the risks of involuntary layoffs, said McMillan in a news release. When combined with a suppressed attrition rate for the past three years, our current budget and future outlook require significant cost-cutting.
The labs budget for the current fiscal year, at $2.2 billion, is $300 million lower than the previous year, and no growth is expected in future budgets, according to its official news release.
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Who needs ‘em, now that we’re giving up nukes?
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I take it the security will be outsourced to a Chinese firm.
And 90% of that LANL crowd supported Obama. Sad to lose a job, but maybe they will learn something out of this.
That's right. Screw all the non-union folks, Mr. President! Great work.
More need to go....
I am sure Iran has plenty of openings for employees experienced in the production of U-235 and Plutonium. With Oak Ridge National Laboratories and LANL laying off there will be plenty of qualified workers from which to choose.
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