American Airlines may cut up to 23 airport services positions at Los Angeles International airport, according to a government notice the company filed in California today.
The workforce reduction is a result of the capacity cuts the Fort Worth-based carrier is making to its fall schedule and had previously announced in June. The notices were sent to 289 workers at LAX that could be affected by the job cuts.
"These are painful, but necessary, decisions given the current economic and industry environment," the carrier said in a statement. "American will work to minimize the number of involuntary furloughs by offering voluntary programs to eligible Airport Services and Cargo employees."
The WARN notice says that 11 fleet service clerks/crew chiefs and 12 agents positions are scheduled to be cut at LAX. The actual number of employees laid of by American could be less depending on how many employees accept voluntary buyout or part-time work packages.
Companies are required to file WARN notices with a state government agency 60 days prior to a mass layoff. The WARN notice filed in California said the American furloughs would be effective as of November 7.