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About Us

Support our nation and build a great career.

Los Alamos National Laboratory’s mission is to solve national security challenges through excellence. We focus on integrating research and development solutions to achieve the maximum impact on strategic priorities. In addition, through our partnerships across government agencies, laboratories, universities, and industry, we deliver the best possible science and technology results for the nation.

As a senior laboratory in the Department of Energy (DOE) complex, we contribute toward DOE’s mission to ensure America’s security and prosperity by addressing its energy, environmental, and nuclear challenges through transformative science and technology solutions.

We also perform work for the Department of Defense, intelligence community, and Department of Homeland Security, among others. As a result, our strategy reflects U.S. priorities related to energy, environment, infrastructure, health, and global security.

We Are a Good Neighbor.

We contribute to the quality of life in northern New Mexico through economic development, and support for education and a range of nonprofits. In addition to contributing to a robust economy by employing more than 16,000 people, we work with small businesses in Northern New Mexico and partner with various agencies to offer opportunities for students. Our employees also play a large role in giving back, including participating in our annual Giving Campaign and volunteer opportunities.

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Results of the Annual Giving Campaign and payroll deductions efforts

Employees donated


$2.6 million

to nonprofit organizations in the 2023 employee giving campaign

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to the Los Alamos Employees' Scholarship Fund (LAESF) to provide scholarships for Northern New Mexico Students



and more than 1,900 toys for the holiday Toy Drive



for backpacks and school supplies distributed to middle and elementary school students in need in 16 schools and school districts across the region

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    233,527 meals provided to the Northern New Mexicans through the 2023 Laboratory Food Drive

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    3,978 Service hours provided to nonprofit and educational organizations in Northern New Mexico

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    853 Donors donated 1,004 units of blood, enough to save 3,012 lives

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    30 Employee volunteer events supporting local nonprofit organizations

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We Are Environmental Stewards.

We are committed to cleaning up contamination from the past, minimizing current operational impacts, and creating a clean future. Efforts include:

  • reducing water use, managing and restoring our lands, and using energy efficiently and sustainably;
  • ensuring human and environmental health by protecting the quality of our aquifers, sustaining air quality, working to eliminate contaminant releases, and striving to produce zero radioactive and hazardous waste; and
  • communicating with our stakeholders and local tribal governments to ensure that we minimize our environment impact as much as possible.

We are Employee Driven.

At Los Alamos National Laboratory, we are committed to protecting employee rights. We abide by all federal and state regulations regarding employee protections and advancing support for employees and their families. Details about those protections can be found on the following employment law posters:

Know Your Rights about Workplace Discrimination | The Family and Medical Leave Act | The Employee Polygraph Protection Act | EEOC Notice to Applicants | EEOC Notice to Applicants (Spanish)

Refer to the Benefits webpage for details about our employees benefits or our Inclusion and Diversity webpage to better understand our commitment to fostering a diverse workforce.