Airline employees: We’ve lost jobs, but the government is helping
The United Airlines industry is in the midst of a massive job loss, with thousands of employees laid off across the country.
A report by the Federal Aviation Administration says the agency has received more than 400,000 job requests, and that the airline industry has lost over 8,000 jobs.
The FAA said it has received an additional 5,000 applications for new positions.
This is down from 6,500 a week ago, when it was at least 20,000 more job applications per week.
The agency also said that the number of airline workers has fallen from a peak of 8.5 million in January 2018 to 7.2 million today.
The agency also reported that it expects to lose an additional 9,500 airline jobs this year.
The Federal Aviation Regulations require that each airline provide detailed information on its job openings, and the FAA also released an analysis that looked at the FAA’s performance in the past 12 months.
The FAA found that it is working to close the jobs gap and has been able to do so by creating new opportunities and hiring more employees.