As demand for travel continues to slump in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, Flight Centre has decided to cut 1,500 jobs.
According to The Courier Mail, Flight Centre has been offering Queensland staff redundancy packages over the past few days to help lower operating costs.
Sales and support roles will be impacted by the measures, with the losses coming after thousands of other staff members were made redundant earlier in the COVID-19 crisis.
“Sadly, this is the case throughout the travel and tourism industries, with thousands of jobs already lost and, based on research released today by the Tourism and Transport Forum, tens of thousands of additional jobs at risk if the JobKeeper program is not extended,” a Flight Centre spokesman said.
“Within our business, up to 1500 sales and support roles may become redundant in Australia once we make an assessment of the remaining limited work to perform and undertake our consultation process.”
“Our hearts go out to those people who are affected.”
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