Skip to comments.FPL, sister company eliminating 1,000 jobs (Florida Power & Light)
Posted on 08/21/2013 10:14:30 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Florida Power & Light and its sister company, NextEra Energy Resources, will eliminate 1,000 positions or 6.7 percent of their combined, nationwide workforce during the next two years, as part of an effort to improve efficiency and enhance the use of technology, the utility said Wednesday.
A total of about 160 workers are expected to lose their jobs, with the remaining 840 cuts coming from the elimination of open positions, early retirement and normal attrition, said FPL President Eric Silagy.
It is not yet known how many of the total job losses will be in Florida, but 60 of 80 workers who will be the first to be informed next week are within the state, he said. The eliminated positions will cut across all job functions, from entry level to management.
Our goal is to be the best utility in the nation, and this is a way to do that, by tapping into our employee knowledge of the business, and how they do their jobs every day, Silagy said in a telephone interview.
Earlier this year, FPL asked employees to identify areas where savings could be made from improved efficiency and productivity, as well as how technology could be better used to cut costs....
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It’s another example of the Obama economy along with its evil policies of unionism and the minimum wage.
Liberal logic, the more people collecting unemployment benefits the more likely they are to vote Dem
Obamacare continues killing jobs and the Lefties heads are still in the sand.
Pretty soon there won’t be enough workforce left to pay for the “free” healthcare and entitlements or taxes for infrastructure and Obama’s government will implode in on itself. Then the masses will descend on him like vultures.
Actually, this is the natural result of enforced benefits. It’s simple headcount. Do you want two employees and to pay two benefit packages or do you want to squeeze what you can out of one employee, even if you have to pay more for that one good employee? Combine this with other increasing costs of overhead. This has been going on for some time, but Obamacare really accelerated this trend.
I wonder how this will effect the next cleanup and restoring of power after a hurricane(s) damages their electrical grid and infrastructure?
Ask the residents in the aftermath of Sandy. Remember the out-of-state electrical workers who came to help restore power that were TURNED AWAY in NJ (IIRC) because they were NOT UNIONIZED?
Fracking can be credited for some of the demise of this side business.
I suppose they will just have to jack-up rates again. How nice to have a monopoly.
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