Virgin seeking new staff

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J As Qantas’ five year plan sees the redundancy of up to 1,000 of its employees, Virgin Australia has announced it will be hiring new staff as part of its Game Changing Program.Speaking at the airline’s Annual General Meeting earlier this week, chief executive John Borghetti explained that after reviewing its operations the carrier had space for more than 500 new employees.100 of the new positions will be open to full-time and part time Guest Contact Centre positions by in-sourcing jobs from two off-shore, outsourced providers, 200 new ground operations jobs in Australia as well as 250 new cabin crew roles mainly based in NSW.   In total Virgin Australia expects to see its new cabin crew staff increase to up to 400 for this calendar year.Mr Borghetti added that with plans to build a new maintenance hangar at Sydney Airport they expect to see up to 300 new jobs open up in 2014.Hoping to also expand its pilot expertise, the airline announced it was also looking to launch a cadet pilot training program in Australia next year.“We employee over 7,000 people and it is their hard work and dedication that had got us where we are today,” Virgin’s head explained.“We are proud of being a strong Australian employer and we are committed to keeping as many jobs in Australia as possible.”Touching on the year’s success, Mr Borghetti said since launched the Game Changing Program 12 months ago, the airline has seen “strong benefits” particularly in its business class appeal.The carrier saw its first time business travellers spike for the year as well as its loyalty members.Click on e-Travel Blackboard tomorrow for more on Game Changing benefits. last_img

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