ATK lays off 150 employees, majority in Utah

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  • NedGrimley Brigham City, UT
    March 29, 2013 9:13 a.m.

    "The company said 90 people, all from Utah, agreed to retirement". Is that why they are escorted from the premises by security...?

  • My2Cents Taylorsville, UT
    March 29, 2013 6:46 a.m.

    This 150 man reduction every few month's have an disastrous economic impact that new jobs cannot overcome and offset the economic losses. The government is in a dream world of lies and deception by what he does to import low level economic regression that cannot help the economy. The governor is basing economic growth by slavery and no paid jobs working for welfare as payment.

    How people are laid off in government contracted jobs funded by the federal government are typical government standards and methods with intentional methodology.

    This methodology overloads retirement funds with people who are forced to file for benefits with drastic losses because of age, but it keeps them off of unemployment and faked political reasoning. The younger still employed forget that if these older people didn't get forced into retirement they would be looking for jobs and unemployed. This plan damages the quality of goods and services but it pleases government officials who have no respect for workers or their skills and workmanship.

  • baddog Cedar Rapids, IA
    March 29, 2013 6:27 a.m.

    Sadly, many companies see older workers as liabilities. But when the bottom line is the focus, older workers are usually earning more than younger ones, thus more "savings" when an older worker goes out the door.

    If a company is managing for Wall Street favorablity, the older workers lose almost every time.

  • BCMom Brigham City, UT
    March 28, 2013 9:21 p.m.

    The lay-offs continue on and on and on. ATK lay-offs have been and are specifically targeting older workers even those who have been most experienced and high touted superior performers over the years (Launch Honoree, Silver Snoopy award recipients, patent holders etc.) We are letting many of the best go because they are older. Younger employees are being retained even those who have been reprimanded for things such as sleeping in meetings etc. We are being told to reduce the older workers regardless of work ethic, experience and value.