Aviation contractors axed jobs as U.S. delayed aid, House panel finds

CHICAGO (Reuters) – U.S. aviation contractors laid off thousands of workers due to delays in payroll aid from the U.S. Treasury that was meant to protect jobs, an investigation by a U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee found.

Under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), companies in the aviation sector were granted funds to cover six months of their payroll as the COVID-19 pandemic prompted a precipitous

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Arizona travel spending was down 60% in August, losing nearly $1 billion and 113,000 jobs

Arizona tourism took a nosedive this summer as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Here’s what the latest numbers tell us.



a man in a canyon: Air pollution from urban areas sometimes mars the view of the Grand Canyon, like this vista at Hopi Point.


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Air pollution from urban areas sometimes mars the view of the Grand Canyon, like this vista at Hopi Point.

The Arizona Office of Tourism reported a nearly $1 billion loss in travel spending and a 59% decrease in jobs supported by travel spending this August

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For hotels, cleaning is key. But cleaners say their jobs are under assault – bdnews24.com

But many of the housekeepers who scrub, dust, vacuum and sanitise hotels in the United States say that companies are using the procedures and guidelines instituted in the wake of the coronavirus as an opportunity to give cleaners more work while cutting their hours, wages, benefits and, in some cases, jobs.

At a time when both American travel and hotel occupancy are at historic lows, the hotel industry says its

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Australia to Spend More on Jobs in Budget Based on COVID-19 Vaccine | Investing News

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – The Australian government said on Sunday it will earmark an additional A$1.2 billion ($859 million) in wage subsidies in the 2020/21 budget and that its frameworks assume that there will be a novel coronavirus vaccine next year.

In the run up to the Oct. 6 budget, which is set to forecast a record deficit of about A$200 billion, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg said a vaccine was a factor

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Clean Energy Jobs Will Drive Post-Covid Recovery Around The World

Renewable energy is becoming one of the key creators of jobs in the global economy, with 11.5m people now employed in the industry around the world.

The sector added half a million jobs in 2019, according to a new report from

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Travel slump threatens 46 million jobs, aviation group says

PARIS (Reuters) – The impact of the coronavirus on travel may cost as many as 46 million jobs globally, according to projections published on Wednesday by an aviation industry group.



FILE PHOTO: Passengers wearing face masks following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak walk with luggages at a terminal hall of the Beijing Daxing International Airport ahead of Chinese National Day holiday, in Beijing


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FILE PHOTO: Passengers wearing face masks following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak walk with luggages at a terminal hall of the Beijing Daxing International Airport ahead of Chinese National Day holiday, in Beijing

The Air Transport

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United, American To Cut More Than 32,000 Jobs After Relief Package Talks Fail

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  • American to furlough 19,000 workers, United to cut 13,000 jobs 
  • Both airlines prepared to recall workers if a deal is reached
  • Airlines would receive $25 billion as pay support in new relief package

More than 32,000 employees from United Airlines and American Airlines will be furloughed from Thursday as talks in Washington about a new coronavirus relief package failed.

American will furlough 19,000 workers, 14% of its pre-COVID19

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September Jobs Report Shows Slowdown in Recovery


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  • Investors were rattled Friday by the news that President Trump and the first lady had tested positive for the coronavirus. The development, throwing the nation’s leadership into uncertainty, comes 32 days before an election that already has investors on edge.

  • On Wall Street, trading was volatile, as lingering optimism about the prospects for an economic aid

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Disney Shares Slump On Plans to Cut 28,000 Theme Park Jobs

Walt Disney Co.  (DIS) – Get Report shares slumped lower Wednesday after the entertainment giant said it would lay off tens of thousands of workers at its theme parks.

Disney said around 28,000 people will be affected by the decision, most of them part-time workers, following the closure of theme parks in California, and limited capacity elsewhere as a result of the global coronavirus pandemic. Third quarter revenues

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Hawaii Airlines Cuts 1,000 Jobs

Hawaii’s largest carrier, Hawaiian Airlines, today announced more than 1,000 job cuts as COVID-19 continues to ravage travel demand and lockdowns fuel economic distress.

Peter Ingram, Hawaiian Airlines president and CEO, announced today in a letter to employees that there will be more than 1,000 the new job cuts. The letter explained that furlough notices would be sent today to flight attendants and pilots, reducing the airline’s flight attendant workforce

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The collapse of global air travel is putting 46 million jobs at risk

The collapse in aviation caused by the coronavirus pandemic could wipe out 46 million jobs worldwide, according to new research that highlights just how damaging a prolonged downturn in air travel and tourism is for the global economy.

The Air Transport Action Group (ATAG), a Geneva-based coalition of aviation industry organizations, said in the report published Wednesday that more than half of the 88 million jobs supported by aviation could

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American Airlines, United to Cut 32,000 Jobs as Washington Debates Relief

American Airlines Group Inc. and United Airlines Holdings Inc. will go forward for now with a total of more than 32,000 job cuts Thursday after lawmakers were unable to agree on a broad coronavirus-relief package, the airlines told employees.

The airlines’ moves put more pressure on lawmakers who have negotiated on and off for months over an aid package that could include relief for airlines and other hard-hit industries like … Read More

46 million jobs at risk as pandemic causes collapse in air travel

The collapse in aviation caused by the coronavirus pandemic could wipe out 46 million jobs worldwide, according to new research that highlights just how damaging a prolonged downturn in air travel and tourism is for the global economy.



CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - APRIL 02: A worker walks through a baggage claim area at a nearly-empty O'Hare International Airport on April 2, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois. The airport, which typically serves 8.2 million passengers a month, has closed two of its seven runways as the COVID-19 pandemic has significantly reduced air travel. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)


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CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – APRIL 02: A worker walks through a baggage claim area at a nearly-empty O’Hare International Airport on April 2, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois. The airport,

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Coronavirus live news: Italian senate suspended as lawmakers test positive; Covid travel slump could cost 46m jobs | World news

Belgium, one of the European countries hardest hit by the coronavirus, said today its death toll from the pandemic has surpassed 10,000.

The country, which has a population of 11.5 million, recorded 14 more deaths over the past 24 hours, taking the total to 10,001.

Reported infections rose to 117,115 from 115,353, the Sciensano research institute said.

Since the start of the pandemic seven months ago, Belgian authorities have included

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Alaska Airlines captain and flight attendant retire early to save their kids’ jobs

“It is like handing over the baton.”

Thirty-two years ago, Alaska Airlines Capt. Lee Erickson sat next to a flight attendant named Brenda during a layover on a red-eye flight from Seattle to Anchorage.

“I thought, ‘Boy, she sure is a nice girl, you know?'” Erickson recalled.

Six months later they were

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Hotel student housing is saving both the college experience and hotel employees’ jobs

When University of Pittsburgh senior Stana Topich returned to campus in early August amid the coronavirus pandemic, it wasn’t to the 19-story freshman dorms where she had expected to close out her college experience as a resident assistant (RA). Instead, she moved into the Residence Inn Pittsburgh Oakland/University Place, a newly renovated three-star hotel with an indoor pool and stylish suites.

Along with two nearby hotels, the property is exclusively

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Thousands of us could lose our jobs this week if Congress doesn’t step up

As an American Airlines pilot, I’ve seen up close Covid-19’s destructive impact on our company and industry. A quick glance around any large US airport tells the story, with largely empty terminals and dozens of parked aircraft. For those of us still flying, our hours, and thus paychecks, have been reduced. Many of my colleagues chose to minimize their risk of exposure through voluntary leaves of absence or early retirement,

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