United Airlines is splitting approximately 150,000 square feet of space from its own Willis Tower headquarters, becoming the newest office tenant in downtown Chicago, a response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Due to this unprecedented effect the COVID-19 pandemic has had in the airline industry, United is optimizing spending and discovering new ways to be better
United’s head office downsizing uses weeks of cost-cutting measures throughout a year in which the airline lost $ 7.1 billion.
At Willis Tower, its number of employees has grown from 5,000 to around 3,500, Rivas said. The downsizing will make United with 14 floors, ” she explained.
Earlier last week, United said it had offered some employees a whole new form of voluntary departure plans, although they are not expected to affect administrative and managerial workers. The airline declined to discuss details of these applications.