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Published May 09, 2013, 09:06 AM

EERC on UND campus lays off 3% of workforce

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — The Energy and Environmental Research Center at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks is eliminating eight of its 270 jobs.

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — The Energy and Environmental Research Center at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks is eliminating eight of its 270 jobs.

Associate Director Tom Erickson tells the Grand Forks Herald that a slowdown in funding from both the federal government and energy companies is behind the layoffs.

The 3 percent reduction of the EERC workforce is concentrated on research support positions and not on staff members with doctorates.

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