Honolulu, Hawaii 2021-05-25 03:40:31 –
Honolulu (KHON2) — Airlines are taking off for recovery and travel is on a recovery trend.
But what is missing is the workers. Several airlines are rushing to hire ahead of the busy summer travel season.
Hawaiian Airlines is stepping up its recruitment efforts in hopes of filling a position of 400 people. The company also offers a $ 2,000 sign-on bonus.
Robin Kobayashi, Senior Vice President of Human Resources at Hawaiian Airlines, said: “Therefore, we started a sign-on bonus program and piloted on Maui using both the main line, the ramp agent and the cleaner.”
Hawaiian Airlines fired approximately 2,000 employees during the COVID-19 pandemic. Everything was recalled, but more workers are needed.
“We are looking for people who are not only really passionate about traveling, but also really passionate and proud to live in Hawaii, so I hope they will definitely attract them. “I am,” says Kobayashi.
As flights are picked up, more pilots will be needed.
“It’s a very long train descent and training process, so we’re already in the middle of it. In the near future, we’ll have to look for pilot hires,” Kobayashi said.
Hawaii Air is not the only company offering recruitment incentives. Alaska Airlines has raised its starting wages by 16% to attract more local applicants.
“A 25% increase for people who have been together for more than two years,” said Daniel Chun, Alaska Airlines’ public relations director. Retention bonus. “
Meanwhile, Mokulele Airlines is also hiring and offering to avoid the applicant’s schedule.
Keith Sison, chief staff of Mokulele Airlines, said: “We are especially looking for customer service agents to greet customers at the counter, check in and weigh bags. These are entry-level positions in our business.”
Hawaiian Airlines hopes to open international flights by early 2022 and expects more employment opportunities in the fall.
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