An Airline Fires Another 1600 Staff, Permanently
4,200 employees received WARN notices or were laid off
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August 4, 2020 - by Dominic Gates for seattletimes.com
Alaska Airlines filed notice Monday with Washington state of almost 1,600 permanent layoffs starting on Oct. 1, the day after the government's Payroll Support Program (PSP) ends.
Companywide, 4,200 employees received WARN notices or were laid off, the company said.
The local layoffs represent about 20% of the airline's employees in Washington state, and includes customer service agents, flight attendants and maintenance technicians, Alaska said. Most of those affected are from the airline's 6,000 flight attendants.
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