Delta switches contractors, affecting jobs at Atlanta airport


Delta Air Lines is switching contractors at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, affecting jobs for more than a thousand workers.

Atlanta-based Delta is shifting the work done by wheelchair agents who help passengers around the world’s busiest airport from contractor ABM to its own subsidiary Delta Global Services effective Nov. 15.

The move affects 1,179 jobs at Hartsfield-Jackson according to a notice filed with the state of Georgia Department of Economic Development as a requirement of the federal are a requirement of a 1988 federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act.

The WARN notice classifies it as a layoff, though ABM communication manager Alex Varjan called the move a transfer of services.

The ABM employees will be offered interviews and potential employment with Delta Global Services, as long as they pass the Delta subsidiary’s background check and hiring standards, according to Delta spokesman Michael Thomas.

Delta also recently shifted aircraft fueling from contractor Menzies Aviation to Delta Global Services, affecting about 298 workers, according to the WARN notice. In that situation, the vast majority of Menzies employees were hired by Delta Global Services, according to Thomas.

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