SkyWest Air in recruitment drive

SkyWest Airlines will host
recruiting sessions throughout the country to aid in its coast-to-coast
expansion for 2007. The announcement comes at a pivotal time in SkyWest’s
history. The airline will celebrate its 35th Anniversary in June 2007, and
last week announced an additional code share with Milwaukee-based Midwest
Airlines to begin service in April of 2007.
  Currently, the airline operates more than 1,600 daily flights across
the country as a Delta Connection carrier from SkyWest’s largest hub in
Salt Lake City, and as United Express along the West Coast and from its
Denver and Chicago O’Hare hubs.
  “With our new Midwest partnership, there will be obvious recruitment
needs in Milwaukee and Kansas City,” Necia Clark-Mantle, SkyWest Airlines
vice president - people explained, “although our operation is growing
throughout the country. We’ve seen unique growth and are looking to hire in
our ski and winter destinations including Aspen, Denver and Salt Lake.”
  The company hired a record 4,000 employees in 2006. “We know that
companies across the country are looking for quality team members,” Clark-
Mantle continued, “and so we have to be competitive with our pay packages,
health benefits, stock purchase and 401(k) plans. One thing that sets
SkyWest apart is our ‘Performance Rewards’ incentive program, which is tied
to our operational goals. We’re unique because we share those financial
rewards with our employees. But I think it’s the travel privileges that
really get people excited about their work.”
  SkyWest Airlines employees have access to Delta Air Lines and United
Airlines’ route structures, as well as a myriad of hotel, cruise lines,
rental car agencies and resort discounts. “We have employees who fly to
Santa Barbara for lunch, New York for the day, or London for the weekend,”
Clark- Mantle continued. “We’re in a distinctive position. Many companies
say they’d like to give employees the world, but on some level, we can. In
essence, we’ll take you there! Not only to travel destinations, but also
with career opportunities.”