Avis Budget Group says airport furloughs will continue indefinitely due to the pandemic; conditions have not improved “to the degree we had hoped.’’
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A drop in air travel is bringing more bad news for people with jobs tied to Gerald R. Ford International Airport.
Avis Budget Car Rental recently announced that 19 employees at Ford airport will have furloughs extended indefinitely.
Nearly 160 workers in support positions at the airport, ranging from baggage handlers to car shuttlers to food workers, have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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The Gerald R. Ford International Airport Authority has also reduced staff through separations, retirements and resignations.
Avis Budget Group says Grand Rapids employees placed on furlough during the spring will have those furloughs extended.
In all, 51 Avis employees working at seven Michigan airports, including
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High Point police said Robert Curran, 51, of High Point stole a car from Priceless Car Rental in Winston-Salem.
HIGH POINT, N.C. — A man wanted for escaping a North Carolina prison was arrested Thursday following multiple police pursuits.
High Point police said Robert Curran, 51, of High Point stole a car from Priceless Car Rental in Winston-Salem. The owner of the car used a tracking device to locate the vehicle in High Point. When the owner confronted Curran he sped away in the vehicle.
While on patrol in High Point, an officer located Curran traveling on Eastchester Drive. The officer attempted to stop the vehicle, but Curran wouldn’t comply resulting in a brief police pursuit. High Point police called off the pursuit for safety reasons because Curran was driving reckless on Eastchester Drive during lunch hour.
Deputies with the Guilford County Sheriff’s Office later located the vehicle in the
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