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Coronavirus losses lead Delta to ask for more unpaid leave volunteers
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Delta Air Lines is reportedly asking more employees to sign up for voluntary unpaid leaves of absence in an attempt to lower costs during the coronavirus pandemic.
The airline’s CEO Ed Bastian said Thursday in a memo to employees that 35,000 workers had already stepped up, but more volunteers were needed, Reuters reported.
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To attract more volunteers, Delta is also improving benefits that workers will receive while on leave and offering longer terms of up to 12 months of leave, according to Reuters.
Delta did not immediately respond to an inquiry from FOX Business.