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August 5, 1995 | JESUS SANCHEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Raising the possibility of major employee layoffs in California, Union Pacific Corp. said Friday that its planned acquisition of Southern Pacific Rail Corp. will result in an estimated $500 million in annual savings through job reductions and cost cutting. Union Pacific Corp. executives, however, provided few details on where the cuts would be made.
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BUSINESS
April 25, 2001
* GE's transportation unit plans to eliminate 450 jobs, or about 5% of the work force, to adjust for declining production of locomotives. GE Transportation, which competes with General Motors Corp. in building locomotives, said a combination of salaried and hourly positions will be eliminated mostly through early retirement and attrition. Most of jobs will be cut in Erie, Pa., where the unit is based.
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BUSINESS
April 25, 2001
* GE's transportation unit plans to eliminate 450 jobs, or about 5% of the work force, to adjust for declining production of locomotives. GE Transportation, which competes with General Motors Corp. in building locomotives, said a combination of salaried and hourly positions will be eliminated mostly through early retirement and attrition. Most of jobs will be cut in Erie, Pa., where the unit is based.
BUSINESS
August 5, 1995 | JESUS SANCHEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Raising the possibility of major employee layoffs in California, Union Pacific Corp. said Friday that its planned acquisition of Southern Pacific Rail Corp. will result in an estimated $500 million in annual savings through job reductions and cost cutting. Union Pacific Corp. executives, however, provided few details on where the cuts would be made.
BUSINESS
September 5, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Union Pacific Corp. to Take Big Charge: The company said its board has approved a $575-million after-tax charge against third-quarter earnings for restructuring, most of which will involve cutting the size of its railroad crews and shedding thousands of miles of railway lines. The Bethlehem, Pa.-based company said it plans to cut 3,000 to 4,000 jobs in the next three to five years as part of the restructuring.
BUSINESS
July 2, 1988 | From Reuters
CSX Corp., the large shipping, railroad and energy company, on Friday took a $778-million charge against its second-quarter earnings to lay off nearly 25% of its work force, and reported a loss of $160 million, or $1.04 a share, for the quarter. CSX will lay off about 8,200 workers, reducing its rail work force to about 30,000 employees, as part of an ongoing restructuring to streamline its rail operations, the company said. Total sales for the second quarter inched up to $2.12 billion from $2.
BUSINESS
September 5, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Union Pacific Corp. to Take Big Charge: The company said its board has approved a $575-million after-tax charge against third-quarter earnings for restructuring, most of which will involve cutting the size of its railroad crews and shedding thousands of miles of railway lines. The Bethlehem, Pa.-based company said it plans to cut 3,000 to 4,000 jobs in the next three to five years as part of the restructuring.
BUSINESS
July 2, 1988 | From Reuters
CSX Corp., the large shipping, railroad and energy company, on Friday took a $778-million charge against its second-quarter earnings to lay off nearly 25% of its work force, and reported a loss of $160 million, or $1.04 a share, for the quarter. CSX will lay off about 8,200 workers, reducing its rail work force to about 30,000 employees, as part of an ongoing restructuring to streamline its rail operations, the company said. Total sales for the second quarter inched up to $2.12 billion from $2.
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