Dozens laid off at local nuclear physics lab

Dozens laid off at local nuclear physics lab

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Dozens laid off at local nuclear physics lab

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by 13News Now

WVEC.com

Posted on January 15, 2014 at 11:40 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jan 15 at 11:42 PM

 NEWPORT NEWS -- More than three dozen employees at the Newport News-based Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Lab) were laid off Wednesday. 

 
Jefferson Lab officials told 13News Now the action was taken as part of a broad workforce restructuring effort to ensure the nuclear physics lab meets future mission requirements. 
 
The 46 people whose employment was terminated, Wednesday, represented about 5% of the lab's 800-member workforce. 
 
The lab remains on track to begin a new era of nuclear physics experiments beginning in 2016, officials said. 

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