Hanford contractors announce hundreds of layoffs

Hanford contractors announce hundreds of layoffs

RICHLAND, Wash. -- Three Hanford Nuclear Reservation contractors announced a restructuring plan Thursday that could result in up to 450 layoffs.

Most of the pink slips will be given in the next two months. The layoffs are a result of mandatory federal cuts, according to contractors.

Washington River Protection Solutions employees will be hardest hit. The company said up to 250 workers could be laid off by the end of January.

CH2M Hill Plateau Remediation Co. and Mission Support Alliance both announced plans to cut up to 100 jobs each.

CH2M Hill cited a decrease in the scope of the groundwater and sludge treatment program and funding concerns for this fiscal year.

Mission Support Alliance said none of its job cuts involve security or firefighters.

Read the announcements: WRPS | CH2M Hill | MSA