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200 workers to lose jobs at Hanford

Associated Press

RICHLAND – A contractor at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation plans to lay off up to 200 workers next month.

Fluor Hanford announced the layoffs to workers Monday. The layoffs are a result of some cleanup projects being completed and more efficient work by the contractor, said Geoff Tyree, Fluor Hanford spokesman.

Fluor Hanford sent a memo to workers this month warning them to expect both near-term layoffs and more layoffs during the balance of the company’s contract with the U.S. Department of Energy.

The company employees 4,039 people, including employees of subcontractors, under its contract to manage the site and perform some cleanup.

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