Hanford workers expect job cuts as two projects near completion

Hanford - Hanford contractor, CH2M Hill Plateau Remediation company told employees to expect up to 250 job cuts as soon as this May and to carry through September.

The jobs are expected to include both union and non-union positions.

However, human resources officials of CH2M say they are trying to help those who may get laid off get back on their feet.

"We have a human resource staff that will also help employees with their resumes. We have a severance pay package where employees are eligible to receive one week of pay for every year of service that they have," CH2M Human Resource Director Kathy Robinson said.

The job reduction is connected to two projects: the demolition of the Plutonium Finishing Plant and the clean-up of waste burial ground.

Since the Department of Energy is expected to meet its September 30th deadline, fewer workers are needed.

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