SCE Begins Notification Process to Eliminate 600 Nuclear Plant Jobs
ROSEMEAD, Calif. -- June 26, 2013
Southern California Edison (SCE) issued a workforce reduction notice Monday
that approximately 600 non-union jobs will be eliminated at the San Onofre
nuclear plant this summer.
The notice follows SCE’s announcement on June 7 to permanently retire San
Onofre Units 2 and 3. The nuclear plant’s workforce of 1,500 will be reduced
to 400 next year as preparations proceed to decommission the 2,200-megawatt
The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act notice issued
Monday signals that non-union employees affected by the workforce reduction
will be laid off in a little over 60 days. In addition, SCE will work with the
Utility Workers Union of America and the International Brotherhood of Electric
Workers through the collective bargaining process on transition plans for the
union employees affected by the shutdown.
“The premature shutdown of San Onofre is very unfortunate,” said Pete
Dietrich, SCE’s senior vice president and chief nuclear officer. “We have an
extraordinary team of men and women. We appreciate their years of dedicated
service and will continue to extend to them the utmost respect and
He noted the company will work to ensure a fair process for the transition,
including a job fair for displaced workers.
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About Southern California Edison
An Edison International (NYSE:EIX) company, Southern California Edison is one
of the nation’s largest electric utilities, serving a population of nearly 14
million via 4.9 million customer accounts in a 50,000-square-mile service area
within Central, Coastal and Southern California.
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