United Warning 36,000 Workers of Possible Layoffs

Layoffs loom over the airline as restrictions placed on travel by some states dim hopes of the industry's recovery.

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United Airlines is warning 36,000 employees – nearly half its U.S. staff – they could be furloughed in October, the clearest signal yet of how deeply the virus pandemic is hurting the airline industry. The outlook for a recovery in air travel has dimmed in just the past two weeks, as infection rates rise in much of the U.S. and some states impose new quarantine requirements on travelers. United officials said that they still hope…

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