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United Airlines Steps Up Hiring at O’Hare as Aviation Recovers

In a sign of the aviation sector’s recovery and following a summer of challenges related to staffing issues, United Airlines is stepping up hiring as it prepares for winter, reported Crain’s Chicago Business

The airline is hosting a job fair August 16 at the United Center in an effort to hire 300 operations workers at O’Hare. The new hires will join 950 operations workers it’s already hired locally this year. United is also hiring for other roles including flight attendants and corporate employees. 

The Chicago-based airline has about 4,000 airport operations employees at O’Hare and 14,000 overall locally. Long term, United is adding about 3,000 new jobs at O’Hare related to an order for nearly 300 new aircraft that was announced last summer. 

“This is good news for Chicago to see the airports generating so many jobs,” Joe Schwieterman, director of DePaul University’s Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development, told Crain’s


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