Hertz lays off 38 employees in Milwaukee

Wall Street Journal report says company is preparing for possible bankruptcy

Estero, Florida-based The Hertz Corp. notified state officials that it has laid off 38 employees at its facility at Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee.

Today, a Wall Street Journal report says the rental-car company is preparing for a possible bankruptcy filing.

“The rapid and drastic decline in travel volumes due to COVID-19, have caused car rental bookings to fall off dramatically, causing unforeseen business circumstances,” the company said in a letter to the state.

Despite the coronavirus pandemic, Mitchell International remains in operation, but passenger traffic has fallen dramatically, dipping 53% in March.

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Andrew Weiland
Andrew Weiland is the editor of BizTimes Milwaukee. He joined BizTimes in 2003, serving as managing editor and real estate reporter for 11 years. A University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate, Weiland is a lifelong resident of the state. He lives in Muskego with his wife, Seng, and son, Zachary. He is an avid sports fan and enjoys coaching his son’s youth baseball and basketball teams.

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