DENVER — More than 1,100 employees with Frontier Airlines in Denver were told Friday their jobs were being outsourced.
The jobs affected are those at the airport as well as at reservations centers. Jobs are also being outsourced from reservations centers in Milwaukee, according a statement from Frontier spokesman Todd Lehmacher.
Lehmacher said a combined 1,300 jobs in both cities are effected, with 1,160 coming in Denver.
“This announcement isn’t about job losses at the airport as our business partner will begin hiring many of our employees,” Lehmacher said. “We are also offering significant severance that would still be received even if employees goes to business partner.”
Frontier did not identify who the new business partners are or how many employees they hope to hire.
“Today’s announcement is by no means a reflection of the service or level of work provided by our team members,” a statement read. “The business partners we have selected are high-quality organizations and employees will be given priority in interviewing.
“These changes continue to be part of a comprehensive companywide strategy that is crucial for Frontier to successfully compete in the marketplace as an ultra-low cost carrier allowing it to offer customers much needed relief from high airfares nationwide. Low fares are only achieved through low costs.”