Chevron plans to make more cuts in Kern County, though it's unclear how many positions could be affected, the company confirmed with 23ABC News on Wednesday.
The affected employees work in the company's San Joaquin Valley Business Unit, which has office locations in the Kern River Field, Bakersfield, McKittrick, Fellows, Lost Hills, Coalinga, and San Ardo, CA, officials said.
Here's the statement Chevron Policy Government and Public Affairs Manager Carla Musser sent to 23ABC:
In January 2017, Chevron’s San Joaquin Valley Business Unit (SJVBU) initiated a project to improve margins and reduce operating costs to enable a long term, sustainable business. The Transformation Project, as it is called, includes a review of the organizational structure and internal work processes across all functions of the business unit.
On July 11, 2017, Chevron SJVBU announced the high level organizational model for the business unit. In the next phase of the Transformation Project, between now and year-end, detailed design of the new organizational model will be completed. We have no announcements or additional comments to make at present.
As a result of the transformation project, there will be personnel reductions in our organization. We will not know how many reductions until the project evaluation is complete, which we anticipate will occur by the end of the year.