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No job loss for Air Sahara staff: Jet

After making the announcement of acquisition on Jan 18, Goyal had said employee intake would be on merit.

india Updated: Mar 24, 2006 20:41 IST

Jet Airways Chairman Naresh Goyal has said that Air Sahara employees would not lose their jobs as a result of his company taking over the Lucknow-based airline.

"No of the Air Sahara staff will lose his/her job. I need people and I can absorb them," he told reporters.

The deal would help us minimise or nullify our employee shortage, especially that of pilots, he added.

After making the announcement of acquisition on January 18, Goyal said the employee intake would be on merit basis.

This statement raised a question mark on a seamless integration of Air Sahara's 4,400 employees into Jet.

However, Sahara Group later clarified that it had given an undertaking to each employee of Air Sahara that there would be no loss of jobs, and that cadres and gross emoluments will be unaffected after the deal.

Jet, Goyal said, would be able to attract more air traffic and would be able to keep the whole work force busy.

First Published: Mar 24, 2006 18:29 IST