S.C. Company Says Goodbye to ‘Stimulus’ Jobs…

By Staff | November 11, 2010 | 9:05 AM EST

(CNSNews.com) - The company that manages a former nuclear weapons facility in South Carolina plans to lay off 1,400 contractors next year, including 800 who were funded with federal stimulus money, USA Today reported on Thursday.

Savannah River Nuclear Solutions manages the Savannah River Site, which formerly produced plutonium and tritium for atomic bombs.

In a memo to employees, Savannah River Nuclear Solutions President Garry Flowers said, “The completion of significant projects ... leaves us in a position where our work force composition no longer matches the activities currently planned for Fiscal Year 2011 and beyond.”

The cuts come less than two years after the Savannah River Site — which uses other contractors in addition to Savannah River Nuclear Solutions — received $1.6 billion in stimulus cash to create and save about 3,000 jobs.

See Newspaper Roundup and USA Today report