Cox Communications cuts back 2 percent of Las Vegas work force

Cox Communications in Las Vegas reduced its staff Thursday as part of a companywide work force reduction, a Cox official said.

The Southern Nevada operation reduced its work force by "less than 2 percent" after offering employees opportunities to first voluntarily leave with severance packages over the last four weeks, said Juergen Barbusca, a Cox Communications spokesman.

"Based on the number of employees who chose to take the package, we evaluated and those who were laid off were notified today," he said Thursday. Cox locally employed about 1,200.

Barbusca said those who were laid off would have opportunities to apply for other open positions in the company. The majority of the workers leaving the communications company as part of the reduction force left voluntarily, Barbusca said. He did not give a specific number of local layoffs or resignations.


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