The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) will host a job fair during EAA AirVenture 2022. Partnering with JSfirm, an aviation job services website, airshow attendees will be able to interact with recruiters from more than 40 companies looking to hire in a tight labor market.
The week-long fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., July 25 through 30 and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on July 31.
“JSfirm.com is happy to continue our long-standing partnership with EAA and host another week-long job fair,” said the company’s executive director Abbey Hutter in a statement shared with FLYING.
Industry-wide Search for Talent
Hutter said for companies across the industry, workers are in strong demand. Three of the exhibitors, Piedmont Airlines, PSA Airlines, and Envoy Air, all American Airlines’ (NASDAQ: AAL) subsidiaries, recently announced significant pay raises for pilots through 2024. On the corporate side, charter operator Flexjet announced earlier this year that it planned to hire 350 pilots as it will add 50 new jets to its fleet.
Other employers attending the job fair include major OEMs and MRO providers, including Boeing (NYSE: BA), Textron (NYSE: TXT), Cirrus, and Constant Aviation. Some higher education providers will also be on hand, including St. Louis University, L3Harris Flight Academy, California Aeronautical University, and many others.
“This year has been a hiring frenzy with aviation companies competing for available talent, and has not shown any signs of slowing down,” Hutter said. “There are great opportunities listed with the companies who have signed up to date—we encourage everyone to network from booth to booth. You never know what you may stumble upon even when you’re not looking.”
To see the complete list of job fair exhibitors and for more details, visit the EAA’s website.