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Air New Zealand Rehires 700 Staff

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In the previous six months, Air New Zealand has rehired about 700 flight attendants and pilots.

The airline stated that there are “additional prospects on the future” as international travel expands as COVID border restrictions are eased.

In 2020, the corporation plans to remove 4,000 employees, or roughly 30% of its workforce, in order to save $150 million on wages.

The process of job cuts was handled by Joe McCollum, the head of HR, who was assigned to oversee the restructure before departing at the end of 2020.

The airline now employs around 8,400 workers, down from around 12,000 before the outbreak.

The announcement of the rehirings came on the same day that Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced that her country would reopen its borders months sooner than planned.

From 11.59 p.m. on April 12, fully-vaccinated Australians will be allowed entry, and visitors will not be required to isolate.

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