NNSA approves Los Alamos lab layoffs
NM - LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) - The National Nuclear Security Administration has approved a Los Alamos National Laboratory plan to cut between 500 and 750 jobs. An NNSA spokesman, Bernie Pleau, says the plan was approved November 21st-two days after the lab announced the proposed job cuts.
Lab officials have said the number of jobs must be trimmed because of anticipated federal budget cuts and other factors.
Pleau says lab employees who decide to leave voluntarily have until December 6th to submit their applications.
Under the plan, workers-except those in certain critical jobs will be offered severance packages if they leave voluntarily.
The packages will be based on years of service. The lab would start laying off employees after that.