CNS issues 4,500 job offers at Y-12 & Pantex

I heard reports that some Y-12 employees rushed home at lunch on Monday and/or Tuesday to see if their job offers had arrived in the mail. It was a big deal, with some anxious moments — even for those who felt their future employment was secure.

Consolidated Nuclear Security, the incoming contractor at the Y-12 and Pantex nuclear weapons plant, confirmed today that about 4,500 “offer packages” were mailed by June 2 to non-represented employees at Y-12 and Pantex.

In addition to offers issued to the white-collar workers, CNS also mailed about 3,300 “welcome letters” to the represented employees — hourly workers covered by collective bargaining agreements — at the plants in Oak Ridge and Amarillo, Texas.

CNS spokesman Jason Bohne said a breakdown on job offers by plant was not immediately available.

On July 1, CNS — a partnership of Bechtel National, Lockheed Martin, ATK Launch Systems, SOC and Booz Allen Hamilton — will replace B&W Y-12 and B&W Pantex as the consolidated contractor at the two nuclear defense sites.

Voluntary Separation Programs were recently carried out at the Y-12 and Pantex to reduce the payrolls in advance of the contractor changes.

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