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Hawaiian Airlines to Hire Hundreds, Some With Signing Bonuses

May 24, 2021, 1:19 PM HST
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Hawaiian Airlines is mass hiring ahead of what the company says it expects will be a busy summer for travel.

The company announced Monday, May 24, that it is hiring candidates to fill more than 400 positions over the next several weeks and months.

Hawaiian saw a rebound in demand in the first quarter, according to its press release, and has been rebuilding its network and workforce to accommodate steadily growing interest in travel to its home state. Hawaiian is offering a $2,000 signing bonus in an to attract experienced applicants for most jobs on Maui, where help is perhaps most needed.

“We aspire to be the employer of choice,” said Robin Kobayashi, senior vice president of human resources at Hawaiian Airlines. “We offer rewarding career opportunities along with generous travel privileges. As businesses recover from the pandemic, the need for qualified workers is increasing. It is imperative that we remain competitive, and we hope our sign-on bonus for positions on Maui generates a lot of interest.”

Hawaiian currently employs about 6,850 people, more than 90% of whom are based in the state, according to data provided by the company. Most new positions are in airport operations and include guest service agents, ramp agents, operations managers and aircraft mechanics in Honolulu, Maui, Hilo, Kona, Līhu‘e and in select cities on the US West Coast. The majority are part-time positions. Full-time job opportunities at the company’s corporate office in Honolulu are in IT, marketing, human resources and sales.

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Although Hawaiian recalled nearly all furloughed employees, it is hiring to backfill vacant positions and to fill openings that support new routes. The company recently launched nonstop services between Honolulu and Orlando, Austin and Ontario, California, and added flights connecting Maui to Long Beach and Phoenix.

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“We’re looking for team members who can help us deliver the exceptional service and guest experience that Hawaiian is known for,” added Kobayashi.

For a complete list of job openings, position descriptions, qualifications and benefits, visit www.hawaiianairlines.com/careers.

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