KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Aerospace Corp. has laid off five workers, or 20 percent of its Kodiak workforce, after a launch was delayed a year to 2014.

Interim CEO Craig Campbell tells the Kodiak Daily Mirror (http://is.gd/9wH8uH) that the corporation also must stay within its $8 million budget set by the Alaska Legislature.

The layoffs included an engineer, a safety officer, two technicians and a scheduler, all based at the Kodiak launch complex.

The layoffs do not alter the corporation's plans to expand for use by larger rockets. Once those launches are scheduled, Campbell anticipates refilling the positions.


Information from: Kodiak (Alaska) Daily Mirror, http://www.kodiakdailymirror.com