Workforce reductions at the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge and Pantex Plant in Amarillo, Texas, are expected to total about 170 jobs, officials said this week.
That’s about 2 percent of the roughly 7,900 workers at the two nuclear weapons plants.
The workforce reductions are expected to come through a voluntary separation program, or VSP.
The majority of the reductions, or 140 positions, would be at Y-12. The other 30 would be at Pantex.
The VSPs are being considered as a new federal contractor, Consolidated Nuclear Security LLC, prepares to take over at Y-12 and Pantex on July 1. CNS, which was first announced as the new consolidated contractor in January 2013, has promised to save the federal government more than $3 billion during the next decade. [Read more…]