I have had this problem come up at some point in nearly every airport I’ve played: at some point during gameplay, all my staff end up with a job task that says “Empty” and my airport grinds to a halt. For example, I will have a fully staffed security station but the station will read “this checkpoint is not operated” because the staff assigned to it have no job task assigned to them, or passengers will simply stop boarding a flight because the service agents manning the boarding desk stop performing their jobs. It seems like this might happen after loading a save file but I’m not sure. I have tried several remedies:
Using the debug screen to clear all job tasks and/or regenerate continuous job tasks. This sometimes works but only after restarting the game. It usually does not work.
Firing “Empty” staff and rehiring new staff. New staff seem to acquire the same empty status.
I am at my wits end with this because after committing hours and hours to a build, the airport will just stop functioning. I’m surprise that I haven’t been able to find any other posts on this forum about this problem because I’ve run into it nearly every single time! I would love to know what is causing it and/or how to fix it. Thanks.