Philippine Airlines announces 30% cut in workforce
Philippine Airlines (PAL) said yesterday it would eliminate 2,300 jobs, representing 30% of the company's workforce, in a series of “voluntary separations and involuntary retrenchment”, following a comprehensive system-wide review of the company’s operations. Read More » While the group had held off from job losses as long as possible, the impact of COVID-19 left PAL with little choice, the flag carrier said. “This has been an extremely difficult and painful decision," PAL president, Gilbert Santa Maria, said in a statement. PAL is flying less than 30% of its pre-pandemic schedule of services.