United Airlines to Add 2,000 New Jobs at Newark Airport
By Yehudit Garmaise
Not happy while waiting on hold interminably with airlines, only to be eventually greeted with automated messages? United and other airlines are hiring!
United Airlines, as well as Delta and Southwest Airlines, are in “hiring mode,” Fox News reported.
United, which announced its plans to repeat last year’s addition of 15,000 new employees by the end of the year, said that 2,000 of those new jobs will take place locally at Newark Airport.
Since the start of 2023, United has hired 7,000 new workers, and the airline plans to add 8,000 more new workers by the end of the year.
A shortage of both pilots and flight attendants contributed to the increase in flights that were canceled and delayed flights last year, reported Fox News, which said that many airlines found themselves understaffed when passengers quickly returned to travel in the wake of the pandemic.
Just as city trees begin to reawaken with flowering buds, and New Yorkers dream of summer fun and adventure, United Airlines has said that the airline already has hired enough pilots to steer passengers through the peak summer schedule.
By 2026, United Airlines, which started 2023 with 93,000 workers, plans to add 50,000 more employees.