KLM announced major reorganization
AMSTERDAM – The Dutch airline KLM is preparing for the first forced layoffs.
CEO Pieter Elbers said in a letter to employees that the airline has to operate smaller and more efficient. Now KLM is trying to help redundant personnel internally to another function internally, but that is not enough, says Elbers.
There is a so-called "transition center" set up, which should help KLM employees to other work outside of the company, explains Elbers in the letter to the staff. “It is difficult and is going to hurt.” Later this month, KLM will give more information about this mobility center, because the council has yet to give its blessing. Until now the company takes into account that 20% of the 30,000 KLM employees will lose their job in the coming years, more than 5000 men.