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Web Date: August 15, 2011

Argonne National Laboratory Cuts Jobs

Federal Funding: Uncertainty over future Department of Energy budget forces laboratory to reassess its fiscal health
Department: Business
Keywords: DOE, Argonne National Laboratory

Anticipated future battles in Congress over the Department of Energy’s research funding levels have prompted one of the department’s oldest and largest laboratories, Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), to lay off 48 workers last week. The layoffs, in the offices of the director and laboratory operations, follow an assessment of ANL’s financial situation and R&D budget uncertainties, Director Eric Isaacs said in a memorandum to staff.

“The ongoing national debate about America’s investment in scientific research . . .

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