Frontier Airlines says that it will hire contractors to do the work of 1,300 employees — about a third of its total workforce — at the Denver airport and in Milwaukee.
Frontier said it will hire a unit of Swissport International Ltd. to perform all ground-operations work at the Denver airport, replacing 1,160 airline employees. Sitel, a privately held company based in Nashville, will be hired to replace 140 reservations workers in Milwaukee.
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Frontier spokesman Todd Lehmacher said the Frontier employees would be given priority for interviews with the contractors.
Before the cuts, Frontier had 3,800 employees.