NEWPORT NEWS -- More than three dozen employees at the Newport News-based Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Lab) were laid off Wednesday.
Dozens laid off at local nuclear physics lab
Jefferson Lab officials told 13News Now the action was taken as part of a broad workforce restructuring effort to ensure the nuclear physics lab meets future mission requirements.
The 46 people whose employment was terminated, Wednesday, represented about 5% of the lab's 800-member workforce.
The lab remains on track to begin a new era of nuclear physics experiments beginning in 2016, officials said.
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