City Looks To Lay Off 29 At Airports

12/11/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Mayor Richard Daley's administration plans to eliminate the jobs of more than two dozen people who translate and answer questions for international visitors to the city's airports.

While cutting as many as 29 "airport customer services representatives," Daley's proposed 2009 budget calls for keeping - and giving raises to - several managers who are above the greeters in the Aviation Department hierarchy.

City budget records show that the administration plans to cut the Aviation Department's "external communications" staff from 41 employees to 10. But the section would still retain a deputy commissioner and a marketing director, each of whom would make more than $114,000 a year, as well as a $94,848-a-year customer services manager.

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