Saturday, October 08, 2005
By ANDY LENDERMAN | The New Mexican
October 8, 2005
"We think the available work force with advanced degrees in science and technology is woefully low in the country," Robinson said in a Wednesday interview. "So we'd better do double duty -- not just nuclear weapons but whatever threatens the security of the nation."
Will LAA continue the trend? Look at what Sandia has done! Essentially no foreign nationals (much less than a hundred). This is the policy developed under Robinson at SNL. SNL jobs are explicitly discouraged from considering FN.
in will cost much less than the current, older workforce due to
their lower starting salaries. They'll also have a cost advantage,
as they will not be included in any "UC-tracking" pension system,
nor will they have the same generous vacation and sick leave
benefits as older workers. It's not too hard to figure out which
employees will be targeted for lay-offs if any future budgetary
shortfalls hit LANL in the outlying years. This "two-tier" worker
class being planned for LANL is going to create a lot of heartaches,
just as it has at the other DOE facilities that have gone through
the DOE's restructuring process.
Have heard about "shortages" for years and years. Always interesting to see who benefits from claiming shortages.