Savannah River Remediation is laying off 48 workers this week to complete a budget-induced workforce reduction announced in November.
The company, which manages Savannah River Site’s liquid waste programs, initially planned to eliminate up to 100 jobs but will end up with 86 reductions through voluntary separations, attrition and the layoffs, company President Dave Olson said in a letter sent to all employees Monday.
Since the announcement in November, 18 workers volunteered to leave and 20 others left through normal attrition, he said.
“The sum total of 86 reductions in full-time personnel through both attrition and the Work Force Reduction meets the workforce objectives necessary to accomplish our high-level waste mission in 2012 in alignment with expected funding,” he said.
Savannah River Remediation, which had already reduced
its workforce by 100 employees this year, is one of three SRS contractors forced to downsize in 2011.
The site’s primary management contractor, Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, was given clearance to cut as many as 1,400 jobs.
As of November, 1,038 positions had been eliminated, with estimates that about 50 more jobs would be cut by year’s end.
Wackenhut Services also cut 100 positions.