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FPL, Sister Company to Cut 1,000 Positions

Florida Power & Light says only about 160 jobs will be cut, with the remaining cuts coming from open positions, early retirement and normal attrition.

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    Florida Power & Light and its sister company NextEra Energy Resources plan to eliminate about 1,000 positions over the next two years.

    Florida Power & Light and its sister company, NextEra Energy Resources, plan to eliminate about 1,000 positions nationwide over the next two years.

    The utility announced the cuts Wednesday. It includes 6.7 percent of the companies' combined workforce.

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    An FPL spokesman said only about 160 workers will lose their jobs. The remaining cuts will come from the elimination of open positions, early retirement and normal attrition.

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    The first 80 workers are expected to be laid off next week, with 60 of those positions coming from Florida.

    The cuts will include all job functions, from entry level to management.

    Juno Beach-based NextEra Energy is the parent company of both FPL and NextEra Energy Resources. It employs approximately 15,000 people, 10,000 of which work at FPL. NextEra Energy operates in 26 states, plus Canada and Spain.

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