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ARLINGTON (theHub.com) - Building on the momentum of recent job fairs and individuals seeking employment with the company, US Airways has established a permanent recruitment center in Philadelphia to hold multiple weekly open houses for interested candidates. Open houses are currently being held once a week in Charlotte and in the Washington, D.C., metro area, as well.

Philadelphia’s recruitment center is located at the Airport Business Center at 300 Stevens Drive, Suite 101, in Lester, Pa, near the Philadelphia International Airport. Through April 15, interview sessions will be held on the following days and times: Tuesday and Thursday at 9:30 a.m., 1 p.m., and 4 p.m.; and on Wednesdays and Fridays at 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. Two recruiters are available during these sessions. In mid-April, the Philadelphia open houses will be scaled back to Tuesday through Thursday only.

“The establishment of this permanent recruiting office is a further example of the importance we are placing on customer service and our commitment to the people of the city of Philadelphia and every person who travels in and out of Philadelphia International Airport,â€￾ said Jerry Glass, senior vice president of Employee Relations.

Individuals who receive conditional job offers could begin training in as little as two weeks from their interview dates. Candidates must successfully complete FAA and TSA required security screening, fingerprinting, drug screening and background requirements prior to joining a training class.

Since recruiting began in January, nearly 1,500 prospective employees have met with US Airways representatives to discuss employment in Philadelphia. Since Jan. 14, 160 new Fleet Service Agents have completed training. Fifty individuals are currently in training, and another 165 are scheduled to begin training by April 5. More than 80 percent of employees-in-training enter US Airways’ work force.

US Airways still is looking to hire part-time Fleet Service Agents at Philadelphia, starting at $9.59 per hour. A limited number of Customer Assistance Representative positions are available, starting at $7.52 per hour.

To help support increased operations in Charlotte, informational and interview sessions will be held on March 30, and April 5, 13, 20 and 27, at 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the Sheraton Airport.

To find out more about working at Washington’s Reagan National Airport, interested candidates can attend open houses at the Arlington Employment Center on March 31, or April 8, 15, 22, or 28, at either 10 a.m. or 1 p.m.

Regards,

USA320Pilot
 
Sounds to me as if they are having a little bit of difficulty finding workers if they are opening a permanent recruitment center. Of course U is not interested in anbody making a career working for the company. Most companies which are desirable to work for have piles of resumes on file. Why not just hire a temp agency for the staffing?
 
USA320Pilot said:
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“The establishment of this permanent recruiting office is a further example of the importance we are placing on customer service and our commitment to the people of the city of Philadelphia and every person who travels in and out of Philadelphia International Airport,â€￾ said Jerry Glass, senior vice president of Employee Relations.
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Jerry sure put a lot of spin on that pitch, but it's still a foul ball - this is not a good sign....

Jim
 
USA320Pilot said:
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ARLINGTON (theHub.com) - Building on the momentum of recent job fairs and individuals seeking employment with the company, US Airways has established a permanent recruitment center in Philadelphia to hold multiple weekly open houses for interested candidates. Open houses are currently being held once a week in Charlotte and in the Washington, D.C., metro area, as well.


USA320Pilot
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USAirways management may like to call it momentum, but individuals seeking employment with the airline in PHL and other cities don't last long.

The need to open a permanent recruitment center in Philadelphia to hold multiple weekly open houses for interested candidates is proof that they cannot keep employees at present pay rates.

If Jerry Glass was really concerned with customer service he would start treating the employees U already has with a little respect, then he would have no need for a perm recruitment center at the cost of millions of dollars a year. :down:

linemech
 
$7.52 and $9.59 an hour in PHL?? What kind of loser would work for those kind of chump wages in a very high cost of living city like Philly?

My teenage son just got his first high school summer job washing dishes at a chain restaurant and is being paid $7 an hour . . . and that's in a very low cost small town in the midwest.

US Airways newhires = Chump losers . . . . or maybe more illegal aliens. Lakefield seems to like subcontracting to them.

USA320pilot seems real proud that.
 
I heard over half the people in the job fair walked out after they were told they had to take a drug test and would have to take the random tests. WTF does this company expect for $8 an hour? This management gives a whole new meaning to 'Right-wing nut-jobs."
 
Who is to blame? The unions gave the company EVERYTHING they wanted; including these new hire wages and they still can't get the number of people they need. The high turnover will cost U money in terms of background checks, drug tests, SIDA airport badges, ramp driving classes, customs seals, and training (classroom and learning curve). But all U management sees is a low starting wage which gives them some kind of sick cheap thrill.
 
Since We were properly staffed at Christmas, I don't understand the need for all the new hires. Anyway, they should rename the office "The Revolving Door".
 
Should read: ARLINGTON (theHub.com) - Building on the momentum of recent job fairs and individuals seeking employment with the company, US Airways has established a permanent revolving door in Philadelphia to hold multiple weekly open houses for interested candidates. Open houses are currently being held once a week in Charlotte and in the Washington, D.C., metro area, as well.
 
This article gave us the best chuckle of the day on Friday. I feel total empathy for the CS folks staying behind and working with "the new 21st century minimum scale work ethic".
They really need to realize that there IS or CAN BE life without US.
 
I heard thru friends that the company used mandatory OT this week and the new hires were pissed off they were being held hostage. So when the company begins to mandatory OT these new folks every day all summer long from delays the new hires will flee for there lives to have a life.
 
Well, USA320pilot makes OVER 8 TIMES what these people make.

Maybe they should furlough him and hire 8 times more ground workers. After all, there's PLENTY of pilots out there that can do his job just as well AND for a lot less money.
 
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