American Airlines announced Tuesday that 130 of its accountants are set to move from the Tulsa area in 2015.
According to American Airlines spokeswoman Michelle Mohr, the company is consolidating all accounting functions to Phoenix and Dallas.
Mohr said American Airlines is not sure if all employees involved in the transition will be offered jobs, but they are working with human resource companies to discuss options.
“Though we intend to consolidate our accounting functions in Phoenix and Dallas/Fort Worth, this does not change our commitment to Tulsa or our position as one of the area’s largest private employers,” American Airlines said in a statement Tuesday.
“We continue to maintain a significant presence in Tulsa with about 5,500 jobs in the area, including employees at our maintenance base and the airport. Today’s news does not affect our work or dedication to the Tulsa community.”
Employees were informed of the transition Tuesday.
Mayor Dewey Bartlett responded to the consolidation Tuesday afternoon.
“Although this was a business decision American Airlines had to make, Tulsa continues to be a place where qualified and trained employees can find a job. With any company, consolidation and reorganization must be looked at to make the business more viable and American Airlines is no different. American Airlines continues to be a strong partner in the community and we are proud to continue to support and nurture the aerospace industry in Tulsa."
The move is set to for summer 2015.