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GPA says new jobs should be available for displaced meter readers

Posted: Sep 06, 2018 2:11 PM +10:00 Updated:

There are reassurances from Guam Power Authority that laid-off meter readers should be able to find new jobs with them. With new smart-meter technology the positions were no longer needed.  General Manager John Benavente says they followed the required personnel rules and regulations and workers were notified of the plan well ahead of time.

"Every step of this process we've informed the employees so this is, the letter I sent to them about the layoffs didn't just come up overnight. We've been going through this process, we established the new position, which is AMI technician, which is relevant to the new technology that we have. So they can apply for those," he said.

He says he's confident that any of the employees who want to stay with GPA will be able to find a job, noting, "We need people in other areas of the authority. But like it's really incumbent upon them to apply. No,w if they don't apply for what's available, then there's nothing I can do about that."

Benavente says many former meter readers have already found other jobs within GPA. The deadline to complete the layoff and new hiring process is October 30.

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