ATK two-year layoffs number 1,600

As 2011 comes to a close the 234 Alliant Tech Systems employees laid off this year brings the total number of employees let go at ATK the last two years to 1,600.There were two rounds of layoffs in 2011, one in April and again in August. Both were a reduction in force as the company closes the shuttle program.In September, ATK and NASA announced a partnership to work together during the development of ATK’s commercial Liberty Launch System, an agreement that supports the 2010 National Space Policy by furthering international partnerships.

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