American Airlines has notified state labor officials of plans to lay off nearly 100 workers in Nashville and Memphis. However, company officials say the actual number of people losing their jobs will be far less.
As part of American’s bankruptcy and restructuring, 59 workers in Nashville were warned that their positions were in jeopardy. Through attrition and buyouts, a company spokesman says roughly half the people will be let go, and most will be able to reapply for jobs with a third party that’s taking over ground crew and cabin cleaning duties.
In Memphis, the 35 American employees notified of layoffs have been whittled down by nearly two-thirds.
Nationwide, 11,000 workers received official notices. The company says roughly 40 percent will actually be let go.