JSfirm.com released the results of its 2017 Hiring Trends Survey. 358 aviation companies participated in the study.
Stats of note, 88% of companies plan to hire in 2017 and 71% of companies did not did not experience staff reduction in 2016. Operations Manager Jeff Richards said, "The survey results indicate a thriving aviation job market." He added, "We are busy! New companies are posting jobs and job seekers are creating memberships to stay up-to-date on new opportunities."
Stats and trends we found of greatest relevance were the following.
72.5% of companies are projecting moderate to significant growth.
Shortage of qualified professionals is the industry's greatest hiring challenge.
Greatest hiring needs are in areas of maintenance, avionics, and piloting.
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