WGL To Outsource 300 Jobs

Washington Gas Light Co. plans to pay Accenture $350 million over 10 years to provide various back office functions such as human resource, information technology, consumer service and finance operations.

The contract will allow WGL to do away with 300 positions, 50 of which are currently vacant.

"The remaining employees will transition to other roles in the company,
apply for positions with Accenture or be released from service. Those
leaving the company are being offered outplacement assistance and
counseling through Washington Gas," the company said in a press release.

Union leaders are not happy and have vowed to fight the change.

By Dan Beyers  |  June 20, 2007; 1:48 PM ET  | Category:  Energy
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