PUEBLO, Colo. - Workers at the Chemical Depot in Pueblo could be facing layoffs or furloughs.
The possible layoffs involve about 30 jobs.
A couple of factors are contributing to the possible layoffs.
A project manager says it took the army longer than expected to start the $4.5 billion plant and the army got less money for the program than expected.
Jeff Shaw, president and ceo of PEDCO says he believes the jobs laid-off could be easily absorbed into other companies.
"My guess is depending on what level of employees that would be furloughed, I think there is a good opportunity for them to be absorbed into other organizations looking for those types of talents because they are highly motivated, highly trained and come with a lot of experience," said Shaw.
The work at the depot was expected to be finished by 2020. It's unclear whether layoffs would delay that or not.