Delta Airlines will eliminate 900 jobs at Detroit Metro Airport as their ground services provider will be shut down, but says they will move these workers to other employment.
Regional Elite Airlines Services LLC, the Delta-owned unit that provides airport ticket counter, gate, tower coordination, and ramp handling duties at the Detroit Airport, will shut down by the end of the year although the exact date has yet to be confirmed.
The possible good news is all of the employees will be offered jobs with the replacement firm, the carrier claims.
‘”Typically when there is a shift in responsibility for providing services at the airport, the new provider will try and recruit as many of the incumbent’s employees as possible. It’s a win-win, since the recruited employees then keep their jobs and the company picks up employees that are already screened and trained,” said Scott Winter, a communications specialist with the Wayne County Airport Authority that oversees Metro.’
A wholly owned subsidiary of Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines Inc., which is the largest carrier at Metro, Regional Elite announced in August that was being shuttered because it wasn’t cost effective.
Delta Global Services will take over the duties in place of Regional Elite.
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