Thursday, September 3, 2020

Metro Airport catering business warns of 100 upcoming layoffs

Another business has fallen victim to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic resulting in the loss of more than 100 jobs at Detroit Metro Airport in Romulus.
Sky Chefs, an airline catering company, announced the layoffs of more than 100 workers in a letter to state officials, July 31. The letter was posted this month and said that the layoffs will begin Oct. 1.
“We are writing to inform you that due to a dramatic downturn in business as a result of COVID-19 there will be a mass layoff,” the owners of Sky Chefs wrote in their letter to the Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget.
Notification of such layoffs are required by state law to be posted in advance of the action.
“Given the unpredictable nature of the current global pandemic and ever changing travel restrictions which relate to the frequency and volume of flights and in turn the amount of business Sky Chefs, Inc. retains, the number of employees to be actually impacted by the mass layoff is unforeseeable and may change,” the letter continued.
Sky Chefs has been in business for more than 75 years, according to the company website, and has branches in major airports across the country.