Air Tran cuts Atlanta jobs

 
Old Apr 17, 13, 8:52 am
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Air Tran cuts Atlanta jobs

http://www.bizjournals.com/atlanta/n...ocal-jobs.html
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Old Apr 17, 13, 2:11 pm
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Atlanta's second-biggest air carrier is reportedly cutting almost 300 jobs.

The Atlanta Business Chronicle reports that AirTran Airways will eliminate 283 positions at its principal hub, as its parent company Southwest Airlines takes over operations.

AirTran is being gradually dismantled and has already ended service in many cities. Neither Southwest nor the governor's office is commenting on the report.

AirTran once operated 211 daily flights from Hartsfield-Jackson before its sale to Southwest in 2011.
This comes less than 10 weeks after SWA VP's re-christen the AirTran center, rallying loyal troops with sheet cakes, party hats and a "grow with us" video.
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Old Apr 18, 13, 8:57 am
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Your link is bad --

http://www.bizjournals.com/atlanta/n...ocal-jobs.html

I suspect the original article was incorrect and was replaced as the text above is no
longer there. It now clarifies these are reservation jobs outside of ATL which are
being consolidated at ATL. Sounds like the agents are being offered positions in the
ATL center.
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Old Apr 18, 13, 10:38 am
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Your link is bad --

http://www.bizjournals.com/atlanta/n...ocal-jobs.html

I suspect the original article was incorrect and was replaced as the text above is no
longer there. It now clarifies these are reservation jobs outside of ATL which are
being consolidated at ATL. Sounds like the agents are being offered positions in the
ATL center.
Consolidating - while still reducing workforce by 283 - is either corporate doublespeak or sloppy reporting.

Probably both, I suspect.
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Old Apr 18, 13, 10:59 am
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Probably corporate doublespeak.

Current employment at the three AirTran centers:

Carrollton 126

Savannah 159

Atlanta 339

Total 624

The new consolidated ATL call center will have "more than 300 desks."

The math doesn't seem to favor the 283 being offered transfers.
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