Saw this in the Yahoo business news today:
"American Airlines employees in Tampa have received notices that they could face layoffs in the next several weeks.
The letters were also sent to employees in Orlando and 23 other cities, a spokesman for the Fort Worth, Texas-based airline told the Tampa Bay Business Journal on Tuesday.
The precautionary notices, required under the federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act, were sent to 28 employees at Tampa International Airport advising them of a precautionary May 29 layoff date. Another 35 notices were sent to workers at Orlando International Airport.
"They are not exactly layoffs, but WARN letters," said American Airlines spokesman Tim Wagner. "We have initiated operational changes that are going to result in improved efficiencies in certain airports. We don't know how many reductions in jobs are actually going to happen."
Wagner said the letters are intended to advise employees that, depending on their seniority, they may need to take another position in Tampa or transfer to another airport where American Airlines operates."
"But flights in Tampa won't be affected, at least not for now, said Tampa International Airport's executive director, Louis Miller. "Their flight schedule is not going to change in Tampa," said Miller. "They are still showing 22 departures per day: three to Chicago, eight to Dallas/Ft. Worth, five to Miami, two to New York/La Guardia, two to San Juan, Puerto Rico, and two to St. Louis."
Is AA having some troubles in TPA? I hope not, their service has always been top notch IMO. I'd like to see more flights, not less.