DIA cargo contractor to lay off 79

DENVER — ABM Aviation Inc., a cargo handling service contractor for United Airlines at Denver International Airport, will lay off its local staff of 79 employees in September when the contract with the airline expires.

The layoffs include 65 cargo agents, 10 managers and supervisors, a recruiter, an administrative assistant, cargo investigator and a planner, according to a WARN notice letter submitted last month to the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment.

United’s new cargo contractor will be SMCargo. It is unknown whether any former ABM employees will be hired by SMCargo.

PrimeFlight Aviation Services Inc., another United Airline contractor, also recently announced layoffs at Denver International Airport. That company will shed 439 workers as a result of the termination of its United contract. 

DENVER — ABM Aviation Inc., a cargo handling service contractor for United Airlines at Denver International Airport, will lay off its local staff of 79 employees in September when the contract with the airline expires.

The layoffs include 65 cargo agents, 10 managers and supervisors, a recruiter, an administrative assistant, cargo investigator and a planner, according to a WARN notice letter submitted last month to the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment.

United’s new cargo contractor will be SMCargo. It is unknown whether any former ABM employees will be hired by SMCargo.

PrimeFlight Aviation Services Inc., another United Airline contractor, also recently announced layoffs at Denver International Airport. That company will shed 439 workers as a result of the termination of its United contract.