Coronavirus Layoffs: XFL Latest To Cut Jobs Amid Pandemic

Topline: As the coronavirus pandemic keeps Americans confined to their homes, nearly every industry has been negatively impacted by the disease, and businesses losing out on cash flow have started laying off workers.

Here’s who’s axed staff so far:

Airlines & Transportation

  • Air Canada will lay off 5,100 members of its cabin crew, about half of its current roster, as its planned flights for April have been cut by nearly 80%.
  • Avis Car Rental Boston’s Logan International Airport reportedly laid off an undisclosed number of workers.
  • Norwegian Air said that it would temporarily lay off up to 50% of its workforce, meaning 7,300 workers, and suspend 4,000 flights due to the pandemic.
  • Scandinavian Airlines said Sunday it will temporarily lay off 10,000 employees, equal to 90% of their staff.
  • Stena Line, a European ferry operator, announced that 950 jobs would be cut in Sweden due to a sharp decline in travel bookings.
  • Canadian airline and travel company Transat AT let go of 3,600 workers, or about 70% of its workforce.
  • ZipCar, a car rental company, laid off 20% of its 500 workers.

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