Air Canada (AC_A.TO: Quote,AC_B.TO: Quote) said Thursday that it will hire more than 900 employees over the next 12 months to meet its planned workforce requirements. In addition, 200 new jobs will be created for flight attendants and pilots at the airline's low cost carrier that will be launched in 2013.
As per 2012-13 recruitment program, Air Canada is hiring approximately 400 flight attendants to compensate for attrition and meet planned schedule requirements for its main network airline operation with the first training classes scheduled in October.
Air Canada said it will be seeking candidates for approximately 500 permanent, part-time and full-time airport customer service agent and baggage handler positions at its major airport bases located across Canada mainly to compensate for attrition as the airline prepares to meet planned operational requirements for its winter schedule.
Air Canada's low cost carrier will be hiring about 150 flight attendants and 50 pilots for its launch in 2013.
In addition to 160 new customer service call centre agents hired to date in 2012, Air Canada said it is hiring an additional 60 agents in the coming months for its call centres in Montreal and Toronto.
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