While Google announced it is laying off 12,000 workers worldwide, many of them on the West Coast, Alaska Airlines has announced plans to hire more than 3,500 new employees this year. That would increase the 23,000 strong Alaska Airlines workforce by over 15%.
“As we continue to grow and bring dozens of new airplanes into our fleet, we need thousands of people to join the Alaska family,” the airlines said online.
The company, based in Seattle, is looking for maintenance technicians, contact center agents, flight attendants, pilots, customer service agents, and software engineers. Most of the jobs are based in Seattle or Portland, with more up and down the West Coast.
Some of the jobs have benefits like the ability to work from home and flexibility of schedules are also available with some roles. Many of the positions do not require previous airline experience. The openings will be posted at careers.alaskaair.com throughout the year. In Alaska at present, there are various jobs open in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Sitka, King Salmon, Juneau, and Nome and nearly all of them have $1,000 or more signing bonuses.