March 10, 2016 6:39 pm | Updated 5 years ago.
Frontier Airlines announced on Friday that it will be outsourcing about 1,300 workers. The planning to replace those employees with contractual workers will affect about one third of the airline’s cumulative manpower.
The decision of outsourcing of Frontier will target about 1,160 jobs in Denver and another 140 in Milwaukee. The airline also has the plan to outsource the jobs of 140 Milwaukee-based reservations workers to a privately held company based in Nashville, The Associated Press reports. Frontier counted about 3,800 total employees — including pilots, mechanics, cabin crew and others.
Frontier spokesman Todd Lehmacher said it was a “difficult but necessary decision to transition the management of these departments to business partners who specializes in these areas.”
“Today’s announcement is by no means a reflection of the service or level of work provided by our team members,” the statement adds. “The business partners we have selected are high-quality organizations and employees will be given priority in interviewing.”
Date of Publication: March 10, 2016