JetBlue to add 5,000 new jobs in New York City

New York City Mayor Eric Adam speaks at JetBlue's hiring event at JFK Airport ©JetBlue

JetBlue, New York’s Hometown Airline® has announced that it will be adding 5,000 jobs in New York City in 2022. JetBlue will also work with the city to create a new workforce partnership to connect more New Yorkers with high-quality JetBlue jobs and to develop a strong pipeline for future careers at the airline. New York City Mayor Eric Adams joined JetBlue leaders on March 28, at a major hiring event to assist in filling many of these new positions.

The hiring event took place at JetBlue’s hangar at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), facilitated on the spot interviews and conditional hiring of diverse candidates for a variety of positions within the JetBlue operation based in New York City, including roles in airport operations, ground operations, technical operations, inflight, information technology and other support centre roles. JetBlue currently employs around 8,000 crew members based in New York City, at the airports as well as in JetBlue’s Long Island City Support Centre, its corporate headquarters. The airline’s growth and hiring as well as its low fare expansion is due in great part to the Northeast Alliance, a partnership it has entered into with American Airlines.

“As New York’s Hometown Airline, JetBlue’s commitment goes well beyond the flights we operate here,” said Robin Hayes, Chief Executive Officer, JetBlue. “We’re thrilled to partner with Mayor Adams to support his administration’s Blueprint for New York City’s Economic Recovery by encouraging travel to New York City. We’ll do that by hiring thousands of new JetBlue crew members in 2022 and through our continued engagement in the community to create a strong pipeline for future JetBlue crew members and a more resilient workforce for New York City as a whole.”

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