LANL's growth means opportunity for Northern New Mexico

July 3, 2021

The Lab Growth

By Kelly Beierschmitt

When we asked most of Los Alamos National Laboratory’s approximately 12,000 employees to telework from home last year at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, I honestly did not know how this switch would affect our workforce long-term.

Today, about 51 percent of our employees continue to telework to protect themselves and our communities, but that doesn’t mean the laboratory is slowing down. In fact, with nearly 80 percent of our employees vaccinated, more people are returning to work on-site, and our overall presence in Northern New Mexico is growing faster than ever.

Many of you reading this have probably already heard that Los Alamos will soon open two offices in Santa Fe to help accommodate our growth and changes in the region. The move will benefit many of our employees who live outside of Los Alamos, and it will be a hub for the laboratory’s educational partnerships, workforce development initiatives, government affairs and technology-transfer programs.

Read the rest of the story as it appeared in the Santa Fe New Mexican.