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Job Cuts Continue At The Idaho National Lab

Job-cutting at the Idaho National Laboratory continues. The Post Register reports more than 100 INL employees voluntarily left their jobs last week as the lab’s contractor deals with “budget constraints”. The contractor [Battelle Energy Alliance] in charge of INL announced in December it would lay off at least 300 employees, citing budget concerns, increased daily […]

Idaho National Lab Cuts More Jobs, Could Eliminate 450

The Post Register reports Battelle Energy Alliance plans to cut at least 300 jobs at the Idaho National Laboratory. Battelle, the contract company in charge of INL, could cut up to 450 jobs. Budget constraints, increased daily costs and a need to remain competitive have prompted Battelle, the contractor in charge of INL, to reduce […]

Former Idaho Govs Andrus, Batt Oppose Changes To 1995 Nuclear Agreement

Former Gov. Cecil Andrus has sent a letter to Idaho Commerce Director Jeff Sayer opposing any amendment to the 1995 agreement between the State of Idaho and the U.S. Department of Energy that sets benchmarks for nuclear waste cleanup in the state. Sayer heads the Leadership in Nuclear Energy (LINE) Commission established by Gov. C.L. […]

Gov.’s Commission Weighs Idaho Jobs Against Existing Nuclear Waste Disposal Agreement

The Idaho National Laboratory creates billions of dollars in economic impact for the state of Idaho, along with tens of thousands of jobs.  Sustaining and expanding that economic engine may require relaxing some of the requirements and restrictions on spent nuclear fuel shipments and waste disposal included in a 1995 agreement between the state, the […]

Is Bonneville County A Solid Bet For Work? CNN Thinks So

CNN Money recently published a list of the 25 best counties in the country to find work.  At number 15, nestled between Houston County, Georgia and Cass County, North Dakota is Bonneville County, Idaho.  That includes Idaho Falls and part of one of Idaho’s biggest employers, the Idaho National Laboratory.  The lab is spread across […]

Trade Mission To China Showcases Unexpected Idaho Businesses

The most recent trade mission to China organized by the state Department of Commerce and headlined by Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter is underway this week. Computer and electronic products make up the lion’s share of Idaho’s exports to China, but that sector isn’t represented in the lineup of 15 Idaho companies working to explore and […]

Laid-Off INL Workers Will Get Help Through Federal Grant

The Idaho Department of Labor will receive a $1,045,000 federal grant to assist Idaho National Laboratory workers who lost their jobs late last year.  About 600 people were laid off by three INL contractors, according to Department of Labor spokesman Bob Fick.  The department estimates about 175 of those workers will seek help through its field offices. […]

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