Highly Trained and Skilled Workforce
Nuclear trained workers spent decades performing uranium enrichment and re-enrichment duties at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant. The United States Enrichment Corporation (USEC) most recently leased the plant from the U.S. Department of Energy. USEC officials announced in May of 2013 that operations would be ceasing within the year and that the majority of the roughly 1,100 workers would be laid off. These workers are highly trained and skilled.