Thursday, September 30, 2010

Utah rocket-motor maker terminates more workers

Alliant Techsystems Inc., the maker of solid-fuel rocket motors used by the nation’s space program and the military, notified 348 of its Utah workers today that they will be losing their jobs. The company announced the layoffs even as its was publicly stating it was “encouraged” by passage in the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday of a NASA authorization bill that lays the foundation for future space exploration. In addition to the 348 workers who will lose their jobs on Oct. 5, another 66 voluntarily consented to leave the company. The Salt Lake Tribune