Atlantis cleared for launch; shuttle layoffs to begin, Spaceflight Now
"With retirement of the space shuttle program expected next year after just nine more flights, NASA's managers Thursday announced the first major round of job losses, saying 160 contractor workers would face layoffs Friday, the first of up to 900 jobs that will be lost between now and the end of the fiscal year."
NASA Ames offers buyouts to hundreds of employees, Mountain View Voice
"A source at NASA Ames has emailed the Voice a list of over 400 employees who have been offered buyouts worth up to $25,000 in exchange for leaving their jobs."
Editor's note: We've received the following internal memo and PDF. The memo is similar to the one circulated in November last year. The PDF lists 454 eligible positions for buyout or early out.
NASA ARC Internal Memo: FY2009 Buyout/Early Out Opportunity Now Open, November 9, 2008