Alaska Airlines planned to lay off Boise workers in nationwide cuts. Then this happened

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story incorrectly said Alaska Airlines laid off 147 workers at its call center in Boise.

Alaska Airlines had planned to lay off 147 workers at its Boise call center but found a way to keep all of those workers on the job.

“We were able to mitigate any furloughs by offering early retirement or extended voluntary leaves,” Cailee Olson, the airline’s media relations manager, said in an email.

The Seattle carrier furloughed 532 of its employees systemwide on Oct. 1, but that didn’t include anyone from Boise, she said. Alaska plans to recall 219 of its furloughed flight attendants on Nov. 1.