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JetBlue To Add 5,000 Jobs In New York

By Dave Simpson

JetBlue Airways Corp JBLU.O has said that it will add 5,000 jobs in all sections of its operations in New York this year, as US carriers ramp up their hiring plans amid a rebound in travel.

American Airlines

In January, American Airlines Group Inc AAL.O said that it planned to hire another 18,000 employees this year after adding 16,000 new team members last year.

Delta Air Lines

Delta Air Lines Inc DAL.N also early this year said that it planned to hire 3,000 to 5,000 people in 2022.

JetBlue Roles

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JetBlue said that it will hire for roles in airport operations, ground operations, technical operations, inflight, information technology and other support center roles.

Additional Information

Earlier in the day, CBS News first reported JetBlue's hiring plan.

The company's shares were down approximately 1% at $14.41.

In December, top executives of major US airlines including JetBlue said that they would tell a Senate committee about ramping up hiring amid rising concerns over the Omicron variant of COVID-19.

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