Airline hiring across the United States largely stayed level over the last year, with only a small drop of hundredths of a percent in year-over-year employment, but one airline plans to add hundreds of new employees in the near future.
From May 2012 to May 2013, airline employment levels dropped by 202 jobs, falling from 535,835 to 535,633, according to the Dallas Morning News. The overall drop in employment was .04 percentage points lower on the year, explained the news source. United Airlines was responsible for a slight growth over the period of about 100 jobs, while other companies showing slightly positive growth included US Airways, JetBlue and American Eagle. Delta, American and Southwest among others showed small drops in hiring.
Meanwhile, in a move that will replace some of the jobs it shed from its ranks in the past year, Delta plans to hire about 225 flight attendants this fall, according to the Associated Press. New employees will be accrued from an existing pool of 44,000 applicants, created last year from an announcement of 400 new jobs. The hiring stems from the company's addition of 88 new planes from AirTran Airways, set to enter their fleet beginning in September.