These folks aren’t dieing or losing their jobs. Welcome to a miniscule dose of the realty many have faced.
Eight days after declaring bankruptcy, Delta Air Lines announced it will cut as many as 9,000 jobs, or 17 percent of its 52,000 employees. The new layoffs are in addition to the 24,000 job cuts the company has implemented over the last four years. By the time the latest round of downsizing is completed, Delta, the third largest carrier in the US, will have eliminated 39 percent of its workforce since 2001.