Vermont Yankee to Lay Off 30

The parent company of Vermont Yankee says it will eliminate around 30 jobs at the Vernon nuclear power plant. Entergy spokesperson Terry Young says that’s about 4 percent of Vermont Yankee’s current workforce.

“Just one position here and one position there in different departments.” Young says. “So there’s really not one single area, it’s really across the board.”

Young says the company is reorganizing its plants. He says current employees who are qualified for new positions will be selected for those jobs by the end of the year. And he says workers who aren’t chosen will be offered severance packages. Entergy will also be eliminating 30 jobs in Massachusetts and 110 in New York.