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03/02/2009 Contact: 850-413-6482

PSC Marks National Consumer Protection Week by Helping Jacksonville Residents Manage Utility Bills


TALLAHASSEE — Florida’s Public Service Commission (PSC) is partnering with WorkSource during National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW), March 1-7, to assist Florida’s unemployed residents by showing them how to manage their telephone and utility bills.  PSC representatives will visit Jacksonville on Wednesday, March 4.

“Now, more than ever, Floridians need to practice energy and water conservation tips to help reduce their bills and benefit their pocketbooks,” said PSC Chairman Matthew M. Carter.  “We will also be signing up eligible residents to receive a discount on basic telephone service through the Lifeline Assistance program.”

This year’s NCPW theme, Nuts and Bolts: Tools for Today’s Economy, is a nationwide effort to help consumers, in communities where they live and work, get the most for their money. 

The NCPW Jacksonville event will take place at the following time and location:

Wednesday, March 4, 2009
8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
WorkSource Plus Service Center
215 N. Market Street
Jacksonville, Florida 32202

About the PSC

The PSC is committed to making sure that Florida's consumers receive their electric, natural gas, telephone, water, and wastewater services in a safe, affordable, and reliable manner. The PSC exercises regulatory authority over utilities in the areas of rate base/economic regulation; competitive market oversight; and the monitoring of safety, reliability, and service.

About WorkSource

WorkSource, the regional workforce development organization, is responsible for providing a trained workforce to employers in Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau, Putnam & St. Johns Counties.  WorkSource connects job seekers in transition with training and jobs and supports economic development through workforce preparation, playing a key role in attracting new business and helping companies expand in Northeast Florida.  

For additional information, visit www.floridapsc.com.  Information on NCPW is available at http://www.consumer.gov/ncpw/.



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