A Delta Airlines-operated Airbus A320-212 takes off from JFK Airport in New York City on August 24, 2019.
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More than 17,000 Delta employees – Almost a fifth of employees before the pandemic – accepted takeovers or early retirement packages in the summer. Now the airline is considering where to expand and shrink, but the goal is not to reduce the total number of employees, said spokesman Morgan Durrant.
The move will affect dozens of managers. This could include moving people to departments like Delta’s Global Cleanliness Division, which was set up in June in response to the virus, and other areas related to the day-to-day operations of the airline.
Employees can apply for new jobs or accept buyouts.
“As Delta becomes a smaller, nippier and more efficient company, we are realigning the workforce,” Durrant said in a statement. “This includes filling critical roles that remain open due to recent retirements and realigning roles to accelerate key business priorities. Employees whose role has been impacted can apply for an open role or choose a comprehensive voluntary exit package . “
At the end of last month, Delta announced that some functions would subsequently be transferred to other executives COO Gil West withdrew.
Delta is expected to release third quarter results before the market opens on Tuesday.