The company used those funds to hire roughly 1,300 employees.
They then inflated the hiring numbers by using a Department of Energy metric known as "lives touched", which allowed them to boast that the stimulus helped somehow helped or 'touched' three-and-a-half times as many people as they had actually employed.
When the stimulus funds ran out, so did the ability to support the jobs created or lives touched. Roughly 1,500 employees were laid off.
Net/net, Hanford Site lost 200 workers.
But that's not all!!
Hanford Site will have contractors forever; it is a mess. The mess isn't helped by "stimulus", nor by craven contracting practices.