Air Canada to rehire 16,500 workers laid off due to pandemic

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2020/04/09 | 197 words | LE JOURNAL DE L'AVIATION | INDUSTRY / TECHNOLOGY

Some 16,500 Air Canada employees who were laid off because of the coronavirus pandemic will be rehired under a government relief package for businesses, the airline said Wednesday.The company furloughed nearly half of its Canada-based workforce of 36,000 on March 30 after seeing business abruptly dry up by more than 90 percent as country after country imposed travel restrictions and people stopped flying.The Canadian government stepped in April 1 with an emergency wage subsidy plan called CE...(…)

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