American Airlines plans to lay off 40 cargo workers at Dallas Ft. Worth International Airport (DFW) on September 21st.
American sent a letter to state officials today stating the cuts as neccessary as the carrier continues to cut costs amid its bankruptcy restructuring:
“Regrettably, reducing our costs requires that we must make a number of tough decisions. Several of these very difficult decisions include a reduction in force,” Michael J. Waldron, American’s managing director of diversity and talent development, said in a letter to the Texas Workforce Commission.
Waldron said that 36 cargo agents and four coordinators would lose their jobs around Sept. 21.
American filed for bankruptcy late last year and intends to cut its workforce by at least several thousand as it works to become profitable.
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