CLEVELAND - United Airlines will lay off up to 430 employees as it consolidates its flight operations at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, the company announced this afternoon.
Flights will be consolidated to Concourse C and the airline will no longer operate out of Concourse D, the airline reported. Newsnet5.com first reported the potential for cuts in March.
The airline notified its employees today of the reductions in service, the airport said in a press release. Employees affected by the changes will be given transitional employment services.
A spokesperson wrote the following to newsnet5.com:
Earlier this year, we announced that we were reducing the amount of flying here, and we must take the necessary step of reducing staffing. Today we began officially notifying impacted employees. As part of the notification, we outlined their options, including opportunities at other airports throughout our system, early out programs, and our continued job matching and job fairs we are conducting with the city of Cleveland. This is a challenging time for our employees, and we continue to assist them and provide support during this difficult transition.
Newsnet5.com will report more on this as information develops.