No immediate layoffs were envisioned at the corporation's seven diagnostic and treatment clinics.
The company said it did not anticipate any immediate layoffs, but officials said there probably would be some in the future.
Cuts would be made gradually, beginning with $3 billion to $7 billion in fiscal year 1993, to avoid large immediate layoffs in the military.
And Ms. Moon said he had assured the 25-member staff that there would be no immediate layoffs or job changes.
In many areas where military contracts help fuel the economy, immediate layoffs remain more a distant fear than a reality.
But others who are not facing immediate layoffs said they were having a hard time detecting any major positive shifts in the economy.
The move will result in the immediate layoff of 170 workers and is expected to result in further layoffs.
But yesterday his remarks indicated that the program had already attracted enough workers to avoid immediate layoffs.
To win support for change, city leaders must pledge to do what they can to minimize immediate forced layoffs.
Wielding the threat of immediate layoffs, the Mayor got largely what he wanted from the unions on the severance package.