United Airlines have reported that applications for its new flight attendant positions topped 7,500 on the
first day of recruiting, dramatically exceeding expectations.“We were thrilled with the level and the quality of interest in our flight
attendant positions,” said Jane Allen, senior vice president, Onboard Service.
“We received more than 7,500 applications via our website, seven times what we
expected on the first day, and we identified more than 2,600 that were best
matches for the attributes we are seeking.”
“We’re already conducting screening interviews today in Washington and
Chicago, and we’ll begin final interviews at United’s world headquarters
Monday, Nov. 21,” said Randall Rotondo, managing director of Worldwide Human
Resources. “It’s very gratifying to see such strong interest in becoming a
United flight attendant.”
United announced on Friday, Nov. 11, that it will hire approximately 2,000
flight attendants, the first time the company has added to its flight
attendant ranks in over four years.