United Airlines Outsourcing 50 Boise Jobs
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — United Airlines is outsourcing about 50 Boise operations and customer-service jobs to SkyWest Airlines at significantly lower wages.
The move comes six months after SkyWest became the first business to win a new Idaho tax incentive worth $1.3 million, promising to bring 50 new high-paying jobs to Boise. The Idaho Statesman newspaper reports that SkyWest spokeswoman Marissa Snow says the company was unaware of United's outsourcing plans when it applied for the tax incentive.
Megan Ronk from the Idaho Department of Commerce says that no one from the agency knew United would outsource the jobs or that SkyWest would win the contract. Ronk says that the department views the United contract and the state's tax incentive as distinct projects. United will no longer have any operations employees in Boise.