The New Mexico Aviation Aerospace Career Expo will be held Thursday, Sept. 24, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the New Mexico Air National Guard hangar, Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque.
Recruiters from 15 companies were on hand to speak with the more than 500 pre-registered job seekers about career opportunities ranging from pilots and flight operations to maintenance, avionics and engineers.
In addition to sponsoring the fly-in, the aviation employment website contributed time and resources to the marketing and promotion of the Career Fair.
Robb Williams, executive director of Aerospace Center for Excellence, said, “Partnerships like the one we have created with JSfirm.com is helping address the critical shortage of aviation professionals.”
“I believe in giving back to the aviation community,” he added. “I am proud to partner with JSfirm.com to create a cost-effective Career Fair and the opportunity to see what everyone loves, an airshow. ”
Sam Scanlon, managing partner of JSfirm.com, was on site for the event.
“It was great to see the efforts of everyone involved come together,” he said. “The Career Fair was a success because both SUN ‘n FUN and JSfirm.com share in their passion to educate and promote aviation through opportunities like this.”
A job seeker who attended the Career Fair said, “It was a unique chance to attend a great aviation event and also meet with airline reps; two birds with one stone! After a formal meet and greet in the morning, I was invited back later in the day for an interview.”
JSfirm.com, an online aviation only job board, has released its sixth annual Hiring Trends Survey.
“This year’s results show that our industry is continuing to trend in the right direction,” said Jeff Richards, JSfirm.com manager. “There will be more hiring in 2015 than any of the past six years.” [Read more…]
The career fair is set for April 22 in the Aerospace Center for Excellence (the former Florida Air Museum) on the SUN ‘n FUN grounds at Lakeland Linder Regional Airport (LAL) in Florida.
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