It was previously announced earlier this week, that it could be possible for roughly 13,000 American Airline workers to be furloughed, that was until CEO Doug Parker announced a change.
Due to the COVID-19 relief bill passed by congress on Wednesday, the 13,000 employees that were told they would be furloughed, won’t be now.
“So if you have one of those warn notices we sent out in February, tear it up,” CEO of American Airline, Doug Parker said “There aren’t gonna’ be any furloughs in April and with vaccinations on the rise, hopefully never again. I just want to thank you for showing the world how the American Airlines team responds in a crisis. I’ve never been more proud of a team and the essential work that you do every day.”
The new COVID-19 Relief bill states that US-based company employees will be guaranteed job protection till this September, according to WILX.