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February 6, 1995 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
PG&E to Cut 1,300 Jobs: Pacific Gas & Electric Co. said it will deliver job termination notices to about 1,300 union employees this week in the final phase of a retrenchment announced in August. But the electric and gas utility, which serves Northern and Central California, said only about 830 union workers will be laid off, since some of those affected will be able to fill other vacancies.
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April 18, 1995 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Pacific Enterprises Details Layoffs: Pacific Enterprises, parent of Southern California Gas Co., detailed the next round of layoffs in a belt-tightening effort announced in January. Beginning with 66 employees given notice on Monday, 480 management and staff positions of a total of 8,500 Pacific Enterprises jobs will be eliminated by the end of June. This and other non-labor cost cuts will save $59 million a year, a Gas Co. spokeswoman said.
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BUSINESS
January 20, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Closing of San Onofre Will Cost Jobs: As many as 500 jobs at San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station will be eliminated beginning in late 1993 if Southern California Edison receives state Public Utilities Commission approval to close down the facility's aging Unit No. 1, Edison officials said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 2, 1994 | TINA DAUNT and NICHOLAS RICCARDI, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Under pressure from Los Angeles city leaders to streamline operations, the Department of Water and Power will reduce its staff by 1,000 employees--10% of its work force--by July and will implement other cost-saving measures within the next 18 months, officials announced Tuesday. DWP Director William R.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 2, 1994 | TINA DAUNT and NICHOLAS RICCARDI, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Under pressure from Los Angeles city leaders to streamline operations, the Department of Water and Power will reduce its staff by 1,000 employees--10% of its work force--by July and will implement other cost-saving measures within the next 18 months, officials announced Tuesday. DWP Director William R.
BUSINESS
February 23, 1993 | MICHAEL PARRISH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Pacific Gas & Electric Co., the San Francisco-based electric utility, announced a companywide restructuring Monday that will trim 3,000 jobs, or about 11% of its work force. The company said the cost savings from the changes--estimated at $200 million a year by 1995--will be passed on to PG&E customers in the form of lower rates, the company said. The reorganization eliminates PG&E's engineering and construction unit and changes other units to focus on customer services.
BUSINESS
August 31, 1991 | PATRICK LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Southern California Gas Co., in a possible break with longstanding tradition, may impose fees for service calls that are now offered free and plans to cut its work force by 500 to 600 employees, mainly through attrition. No final decision has been made on either the personnel cuts or the service fees, both of which would be aimed at slashing costs and improving competitiveness, gas company spokesman Richard Terrell said Friday.
NEWS
May 19, 1994 | SCOTT SANDELL
Residents would pay higher taxes and some City Hall employees would lose their jobs under a plan to balance the city's budget, officials said. The City Council tentatively approved the measures last week to eliminate a projected $1.1-million shortfall for next year. A formal vote is expected June 2. Council members said they plan to institute the city's first tax on utilities and cable TV. The tax would collect an estimated $66 a year per household and would take effect in October.
NEWS
June 23, 1994 | JON GARCIA
The City Council levied a 5.5% utility user tax and laid off 17 city employees to help make up a $1.1-million budget shortfall. Council members unanimously passed the $7.8-million budget, which included the new tax and the layoffs, on June 16. The tax will be tacked on to electricity, telephone, gas, cable television, water and cellular telephone bills. Residents' utility bills are expected to rise an average of $88 a year, said Tom Devereux, city director of community resources.
NEWS
June 23, 1994 | JON GARCIA
The City Council levied a 5.5% utility user tax and laid off 17 city employees to help make up a $1.1-million budget shortfall. Council members unanimously passed the $7.8-million budget, which included the new tax and the layoffs, on June 16. The tax will be tacked on to electricity, telephone, gas, cable television, water and cellular telephone bills. Residents' utility bills are expected to rise an average of $88 a year, said Tom Devereux, city director of community resources.
NEWS
May 19, 1994 | SCOTT SANDELL
Residents would pay higher taxes and some City Hall employees would lose their jobs under a plan to balance the city's budget, officials said. The City Council tentatively approved the measures last week to eliminate a projected $1.1-million shortfall for next year. A formal vote is expected June 2. Council members said they plan to institute the city's first tax on utilities and cable TV. The tax would collect an estimated $66 a year per household and would take effect in October.
BUSINESS
February 23, 1993 | MICHAEL PARRISH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Pacific Gas & Electric Co., the San Francisco-based electric utility, announced a companywide restructuring Monday that will trim 3,000 jobs, or about 11% of its work force. The company said the cost savings from the changes--estimated at $200 million a year by 1995--will be passed on to PG&E customers in the form of lower rates, the company said. The reorganization eliminates PG&E's engineering and construction unit and changes other units to focus on customer services.
BUSINESS
January 20, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Closing of San Onofre Will Cost Jobs: As many as 500 jobs at San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station will be eliminated beginning in late 1993 if Southern California Edison receives state Public Utilities Commission approval to close down the facility's aging Unit No. 1, Edison officials said.
BUSINESS
August 31, 1991 | PATRICK LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Southern California Gas Co., in a possible break with longstanding tradition, may impose fees for service calls that are now offered free and plans to cut its work force by 500 to 600 employees, mainly through attrition. No final decision has been made on either the personnel cuts or the service fees, both of which would be aimed at slashing costs and improving competitiveness, gas company spokesman Richard Terrell said Friday.
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