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Savannah River Site furloughs 2,000 workers

AIKEN, S.C. (AP) - About 2,000 workers at the Savannah River Site near Aiken will be working reduced schedules starting next month because of the federal budget cuts. Other employees will be laid off.

Employees of Savannah River Nuclear Solutions were told about the reductions Monday.

Company president and CEO Dwayne Wilson says workers will be notified by March 15 if they are among those whose work-week will be reduced from 40 hours to 32 hours per week.

Wilson says workers chosen for what the company calls "full furloughs" will be notified next week.

Officials say they don't know how long the reductions will be in place. An analysis for a congressional committee last month indicated furloughs for about 1,000 employees could last about four months.

 

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