PRLog - Jan. 11, 2013 - HARVARD, Mass. -- AirlineCareer.com, a leader in online flight attendant career information announced today that it predicts that airlines will hire a record number of flight attendants in 2013. This trend, which began in the second half of 2012, is a change from the recent hiring posture of most airlines. For the past several years, airlines have been searching for ways to cut costs in order to increase their bottom line. One of the methods used was to cut the work force, but now airlines are reversing that trend.
A 2013 Flight Attendant Hiring Boom
Many airlines began actively hiring during the latter half of 2012, when several airlines announced plans for future growth due to increased profits, route expansion, fleet acquisitions and retirements. Delta Airlines, which merged with Northwest Airlines, has begun a major hiring push. The airline recently announced that it needed to fill 400 flight attendant positions. To date, the airline has received over 22,000 applications for these positions. Similarly, when American Airlines posted 1500 flight attendant vacancies on the company website, they received over 20,000 applications. US Airways, another airline that has not hired in quite some time also has announced plans to hire up to 420 new flight attendants. The airline has already begun accepting online applications in anticipation of the hiring surge. Two other major airlines that have been in a hiring mode is United Airlines, which has merged with Continental Airlines, and Alaska Airlines.
Many other airlines resumed hiring in 2012 and predict a greater need for new flight attendants in the coming year. Of the 50 airlines that are monitored by AirlineCareer.com, 36 are now actively hiring or are accepting applications in anticipation of future hiring.
According to Joseph Belotti, President of AirlineCareer.com, "We have been contacted by many airlines about their aggressive hiring plans for the coming year. Some of those airlines include Air Canada, Virgin America, Mesa, Air Wisconsin, Southwest, Delta, JetBlue, United, US Airways and WestJet. We are also monitoring increased hiring activity at many of the international and multi-national carriers including Emirates, Etihad, Singapore, Ryanair, Gulf Air, and Qantas UK. Although many airlines are hiring, competition is intense and we advise all applicants to prepare themselves thoroughly for the interview process before applying to the airlines. Most airlines will require unsuccessful applicants to wait six to twelve months before reapplying."
AirlineCareer.com is dedicated to providing men and women of all ages and backgrounds the necessary resources to evaluate, pursue, and maintain successful flight attendant careers in the US and overseas. The site, with a member and registered user base of over 90,000 from all 50 states and 100 foreign countries, was created by a US major airline captain and flight attendant supervisors. It was launched in August, 2000 and offers individuals comprehensive information on career evaluation and step-by-step instruction on how to apply for and land a job with a major, national or regional airline. Recently, the site was recognized as one of the top aviation web sites by John A. Merry, author of 'The Aviation Internet Directory: A Guide to the 500 Best Web Sites,' published by Aviation Week/McGraw Hill.
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