NORTHERN KENTUCKY (FOX19) - Delta announced more than 100 employees will lose their jobs at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport and another 185 employees will see a reduction in hours.
Citing overstaffing issues inside the company, Delta Senior Vice President Bill Lentsch said in a memo that the cuts will "right-size" the company.
"While there are no current changes to the CVG flight schedule, these staff changes are necessary" Lentsch said. "The CVG station has been in an overstaffed situation since 2010, after several rounds of hub restructuring."
The memo stated that Delta was to achieve the right-sizing through attrition over the years, but it had not occurred.
The result is 120 positions will be cut and 185 employees will see a reduction of hours. The cuts will be made effective on May 1, the memo said.
Lentsch says eligible employees will be offered an opportunity to transfer with relocation assistance, voluntarily retire through a 55-point program or select a voluntary furlough with severance.
"Delta has a long-standing history of taking care of its people, especially through tough circumstances," Lentsch said. "You have my continued, full support through this transition process."