CWT Avoids Permanent Job Cuts, Covers Insurance Premiums For Those On Leave

Travel's standstill required CWT to make unprecedented changes to its service operation, to temporarily furlough employees and to cut salaries across the board including, "most severely," among the executive ranks.

"We have done no permanent job reductions," said CWT president and CEO Kurt Ekert Wednesday during a phone interview. "It is our intent that employees who are on leave will return to the company."

A longtime travel executive and former officer in the U.S. Army, Ekert called the situation "very disheartening" and "the most difficult thing I have had to do in my . . .

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Jay Campbell

Author: Jay Campbell

Jay Campbell in 2004 created travel business newsletter The Beat, in 2006 co-founded Travel Procurement magazine and in 2010 integrated them with Business Travel News. He served as editorial director until 2013. Jay made his travel industry media debut in 1993 at the Air Travel Journal of Boston while earning his undergraduate degree in journalism at Boston University.
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