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JetBlue Adding 5,000 Jobs in New York City

JetBlue Adding 5,000 Jobs in New York City

NEW YORK -- JetBlue Airlines and New York City Mayor Eric Adams announced the company will be adding 5,000 jobs in New York City in 2022. JetBlue will also work with the city to create a new workforce partnership to connect more New Yorkers with high quality JetBlue jobs and to develop a strong pipeline for future careers at the airline.

New York City Mayor Eric Adam speaks at JetBlue's hiring event at JFK Airport, announcing new partnership in growing the airline's workforce. (Photo: Business Wire)

JetBlue is hiring diverse candidates for a variety of positions within the JetBlue operation based in New York City, including roles in airport operations, ground operations, technical operations, inflight, information technology and other support center roles. JetBlue currently employs around 8,000 crewmembers based in New York City, at the airports as well as in JetBlue’s Long Island City Support Center, its corporate headquarters. The airline’s growth and hiring as well as its low fare expansion is due in great part to the Northeast Alliance, a partnership it has entered into with American Airlines.

“As New York’s Hometown Airline, JetBlue’s commitment goes well beyond the flights we operate here,” said Robin Hayes, chief executive officer, JetBlue. “We’re thrilled to partner with Mayor Adams to support his administration’s Blueprint for New York City’s Economic Recovery by encouraging travel to New York City. We’ll do that by hiring thousands of new JetBlue crewmembers in 2022, and through our continued engagement in the community to create a strong pipeline for future JetBlue crewmembers and a more resilient workforce for New York City as a whole.”

“New York City is coming back, and we are working with our business community to invest in our people, restart our economic engines, and give New Yorkers pathways to quality jobs,” said New York City Mayor Eric Adams. “Not only is JetBlue one of our largest home-grown employers, but the company is creating 5,000 new jobs in our city. I look forward to working with them on a new workforce partnership that will provide more New Yorkers with career pathways and opportunities in this critical industry.”

 

The partnership announced builds on JetBlue’s long history of supporting community programs and fostering local aviation talent in New York City. JetBlue partners with a range of community organizations and schools, including the Council for Airport Opportunity, CUNY’s Aviation Institute at York College, and Vaughn College, to develop and attract crewmembers to join the airline. As part of JetBlue’s mission of Inspiring Humanity, the airline works to inspire students and open their eyes to a range of aviation career options, from pilots and engineers to air traffic controllers and more. The organizations JetBlue partners with and supports helps not only to spark interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), but also break down barriers that block or prevent underrepresented youth from achieving their dreams. The JetBlue Foundation provides grants benefitting STEM education and has supported the Aviation High School in Long Island City, which introduces aviation science to students from a variety of backgrounds.