The number of federal baggage screeners at the
Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport will be reduced by 4%, federal
officials announced this week.
The layoffs are part of a plan by the Transportation Security
Administration to cut a total of 6,000 screeners nationwide by Sept.
1. Eight local screeners will be laid off, reducing the number at the
airport from 194 to 186, according to TSA documents. Airport
officials said they were not concerned about the cuts impacting
A smaller percentage of screeners are being laid off from Burbank
Airport than from any other airport in the Los Angeles area. Los
Angeles International Airport will have its force reduced by 5%,
while Long Beach Airport will be hardest hit, with a 55% reduction in