KPRC-TV (NBC) Ch. 2 Houston TX (Internet / TV) 06/20/06 The largest employer in Galveston County is cutting about 1,000 jobs to deal with operating losses. The announcement came Tuesday from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. The Galveston County Daily News reports the job cuts -- through attrition and layoffs -- will affect about 10 percent of UTMB's workforce. The medical complex is facing annual operating losses of about $20 million. The Daily News reports UTMB is trying to build a reserve fund, plus will seek to attract more patients who have private insurance, which can pay better than government programs.