Thursday, April 8, 2010

Arlington Could Lose Hundreds of Jobs from United - U.S. Airways Merger

Hi Yupette,

See the Wall Street Journal today? United and US Airways are in merger talks. U.S. Airways employs over 1400 people in Arlington. I seriously doubt that the combined company would choose to keep more employees than absolutely necessary in a high cost of living area like Arlington.

Ken

8 Comments:

At 08 April, 2010 , Anonymous Pikester said...

Bet you a doughnut that Arlington loses 700 jobs if United and U.S. Airways merge.

 
At 08 April, 2010 , Anonymous Larry said...

Meanwhile, the Arlington Chamber of Commerce is preparing to visit China to find new and creative ways of outsourcing tech jobs that don't require a security clearance.

 
At 09 April, 2010 , Anonymous Michael said...

Arlington's unemployment rate has doubled in two years, to 4.7 percent.

 
At 09 April, 2010 , Anonymous Cindy said...

I would like to know if Arlington County Government is sending anyone to China with the Chamber of Commerce.

 
At 09 April, 2010 , Anonymous Retired Commercial Pilot said...

Given the current economics of the airline industry, I give it a 50-50 chance of happening.

 
At 10 April, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Call the County Board office at 703-228-3130 and ask who's taking the trip to China with the Chamber.

 
At 10 April, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

The job loss would be from HQ employees. Not the pilots or flight attendants.

 
At 16 April, 2010 , Anonymous Cindy said...

Latest is the merger will be between United and Continental and U.S. Airways may not survive as a regional carrier.

 

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