(Cleveland, OH) FirstEnergy is offering early retirement packages to nearly 600 support staff.
Company officials will know by Monday how many will accept it. The employees all work for a subsidiary called FirstEnergy Service Company. It was created in 2001 to provide legal, financial and communications services for the corporation's far-flung divisions.
FirstEnergy previously announced plans to exit its competitive businesses, including its coal-fired plants and nuclear power plants, and become a fully-regulated utility again.
It's unclear whether any Toledo Edison workers will be affected by the offers.