Workforce still a roadblock to NNSA's 2030 goal of 80 pits per year, administrator says

By Shelley K. Mesch / May 3, 2023 at 1:49 PM
Skilled and craft worker hiring and retention remain the biggest hurdle to reaching the National Nuclear Security Administration's nuclear pit production goals, Administrator Jill Hruby told Congress Wednesday. With raises and benefits that more closely align with much of the private technology sector, NNSA has made strides toward maintaining the workforce it needs, Hruby said during a Senate Appropriations energy and water development subcommittee hearing. While statutorily required to produce 80 pits per year by fiscal year 2030, Hruby wrote...

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