Aviation companies plan to hire staff in 2010, according to a recent survey by JSfirm, an online employment site for the aviation industry.
“Everyone wants to know what to expect this year, who will be hiring, for which type of positions and when,” said Sam Scanlon, managing partner. “About 80% of the companies surveyed expect to hire in 2010, with 72% of these positions being filled equally over the first three quarters. Our results show that the greatest demand for talent will likely be in production (assembly/maintenance) and then flight crew. There will also be healthy growth in the areas of sales, engineering, and management positions.”
JSfirm.com conducted the survey using its database of aviation companies that have relied on using the website to post jobs, search resumes, and find aviation talent for more than 10 years, according to Scanlon. “To get the pulse of the industry, we reached out to human resource professionals, executives, and the hiring managers.”
Scanlon also reports that JSfirm has experienced a 22% increase in job postings since October, while the company’s website hit an all-time high of 8.2 million hits in January.
Some results of the survery:
When do the surveyed companies plan on hiring in 2010?
- 1st Quarter 2010 (Jan – March): 24.56%
- 2nd Quarter 2010 (April – June): 26.83%
- 3rd Quarter 2010 (July – Sept): 23.80%
- 4th Quarter 2010 (Oct – Dec): 10%
- N/A: 14.81%
For more information: JSfirm.com or 724-547-6203 or 817-560-0300.