Aviation companies put out Help Wanted signs

After the COVID-19 pandemic brought aviation hiring to a screeching halt in 2020, officials with an online aviation job board report that hiring in the aviation industry is on the rise again.

According to officials with JSfirm.com, the website has seen an overall increase of 19% in job postings over the last quarter.

And in January 2021, a record number of jobs were posted to the site, according to officials, noting that’s compared to pre-pandemic numbers.

Website traffic on JSfirm.com from job seekers has been on a steady increase over the past month, as well, with January 2021 seeing a 48% increase in job seeker activity compared to December 2020.

“After the sudden and unexpected downturn of hiring in the aviation industry in 2020, we were all eager to see what 2021 would bring us,” said Abbey Hutter, executive director of JSfirm.com. “The increase of job advertisements from companies is astounding. This is a very promising start to 2021.”

“Our concern now is that due to retirements and people leaving the industry during the past year, the industry will be left with an even bigger shortage of talent than before COVID,” she added. “Smart companies are hiring now, so they don’t find themselves dealing with work-stopping understaffing issues as the industry begins to regain steam.”

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