United Airlines announces 300 management layoffs
United Airlines has announced 300 management layoffs according to this Chicago Tribune report.
United Airlines is laying off about 300 management positions at its Willis Tower headquarters as part of a restructuring.
United CEO Oscar Munoz said in January that “a relatively small number” of jobs would be cut to reduce redundancy, but the number of layoffs wasn’t clear until the state’s monthly report of mass layoffs was published Tuesday.
United spokesman Megan McCarthy said 300 is small, given the 87,000 people United employs. None of the reductions are among front-line staff at the airports.
“It’s part of work we were doing to be a more efficient, nimble organization,” McCarthy said. Most of the layoffs already have occurred but they will continue through the end of May, she said.