United To Outsource Ramp Jobs At 12 Airports

Reuters reports that United Airlines plans to outsource more than 630 union jobs at 12 U.S. airports in a cost-saving move. 

Affected positions include ticket and gate agents and baggage handlers at airports, including Salt Lake City; Charlotte, North Carolina; Pensacola, Florida; Detroit and Des Moines, Iowa, the company said. United Airlines would shift these jobs from its payroll and hire other companies to provide the employees, under the outsourcing plan.

United also said it will bring in-house 365 customer service jobs at its Denver and Washington Dulles airport hubs as well as in Honolulu. United added it has hired 44 ramp workers at its Phoenix operations.