Entergy to cut 5 percent of workforce nationwide; 240 in Louisiana

Entergy to cut 5 percent of workforce nationwide; 240 in Louisiana
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Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - 5:32pm

Entergy announced on Tuesday, July 30 that the company is laying off about 5 percent of its workforce. The cuts will occur at their stations located across the country.

Officials say there will be roughly 800 layoffs total, with 240 of those happening here in Louisiana. In Baton Rouge, 25 people will lose their job.

Entergy has not announced which department will see cuts. They released the following statement earlier today:

“Difficult decisions like job reductions are sometimes the result of making long-term, fundamental improvements in the way a company works. This redesign process is being led by teams of Entergy employees and has the full involvement and oversight of the entire executive leadership team. Our goal is to improve the way we work and place the right people with the right skills in the right roles. The process is comprehensive, thoughtful and focused squarely on being fair and responsive to the needs of all our stakeholders – our customers, our employees, our communities, and our owners.

“Teams of employees devoted thousands of hours analyzing and discussing how to rethink and reconfigure our organization to meet the future needs of our business and all stakeholders while remaining focused on safety, reliability and customer service. Jobs in some groups were added to address critical needs while elsewhere, work was eliminated that was not adding value or critical to daily operations. Extra care was given to ensure we did not adversely impact the safe and reliable delivery of electricity to our customers.”

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