Sunday, March 23, 2008

Delta Airlines Offers Buyouts To Employees!

It's no surprise the airline industry continues to experience challenges.

In an effort to reduce their workforce by 2000 employees, Delta Airlines is offering 30,000 managers, flight attendants, ticket agents, mechanics, and other frontline and administrative employees a buyout opportunity.

Of the 2000 employees who will choose these severance packages, Delta anticipates that about 65% of them will be front line employees.

Delta, like other domestic airlines are not expecting growth or profitability this year with oil prices hovering at or over $100 per barrel.

If you are a displaced airline employee, start doing an inventory of the great transferable skills you developed.

Here are some of the in-demand skills you might have developed during your time in the hospitality industry:

-Good customer service for diverse clients
-Strong verbal communication skills
-Critical thinking and problem solving
-Multitasking in a fast paced environment
-Making improvements and take corrective action
-Time Management
-Exercising judgment and decision making skills

Even though Delta Airlines is planning to reduce staff there are still opportunities for hourly/skilled employees posted on their website.

-Reservations Reps for sales and service
-Airport Customer Service (Full-Time/Part-Time)
-Flight Attendants
-Technical operations

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