As part of a “company restructuring,” Hawaiian Airlines has laid off 30 of its 545 non-union employees. Spokesman for Hawaiian air, Keoni Wagner, confirmed that the report of the firings was indeed true. They took place this last week.
Wagner also said that the eventual number of employees in the Hawaiian Airlines workforce would be a “net positive,” since Hawaiian is adding 50 positions over the next few weeks.
“There’s movement in all departments, and some employees are being promoted and others being reassigned,” Wagner said. “We are realigning the organization structure and management resources to better support the growth plan and the future needs of the business.”
Am I the only one who finds this a little backward? Why is Hawaiian firing 30 people, and then turning around and hiring 50 more in the next few weeks? It doesn’t make sense to me to put 30 people out of a job when you are going hire 50 more after the fact.
Hawaii Airlines currently has 4,020 employees.
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