Vegas-area water agencies laying off 101 workers

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Updated: 4/09/2014 11:39 pm

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Southern Nevada Water Authority and Las Vegas Valley Water District plan to lay off 101 employees in a move aimed at saving the agencies millions.

The layoffs are expected to take effect next week, although spokesman Scott Huntley says the workers will have pay and benefits through June 19.

Another 54 vacant positions will be permanently eliminated. The agencies have about 1,350 employees.

Huntley says the moves are part of a restructuring that will save the agencies some $14 million.

He tells the Las Vegas Review-Journal the district and the authority are transitioning from being growth-oriented to focusing on maintenance and customer service.

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