ATLANTA — More than 1,000 workers who clean planes for Delta Airlines at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport will be laid off in April,  according to the Atlanta Business Chronicle. 

ABM Aviation is a New York based company that supports airlines and airports in multiple efforts such as: cleaning aircrafts, handling cargo services, cleaning airports, assisting passengers, airline security, facility maintenance, parking and more, according to the official ABM Aviation website. 

The official notice states "This action is expected to be a permanent action for ABM, and we understand that DGS [Delta Global Services] will be assuming this contract effective April 12, 2019," according to Atlanta Business Chronicle.

1,121 Atlanta employees will be laid off this time around.

"Delta Air Lines is transitioning the cabin cleaning and janitorial services contract at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) to another supplier, DGS, effective April 12," ABM spokesperson Jennifer Miller said in an email to Atlanta Business Chronicle

"The U.S. Employees can interview for other roles within ABM, and we understand the new supplier may be interviewing employees for job opportunities within their company, which is a common practice," the response also read.

Now, this isn't the first time the company has laid off workers. Back in 2017, ABM laid off 1,179 people at the Atlanta airport after Delta decided to provide their own in house services. In 2017, ABM told the Atlanta Business Chronicle that Delta canceled a contract for plane fueling services in Atlanta. 

For the full Atlanta Business Chronicle Article click here.


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