HAI Convention News

Strom Sees Boom in Aviation Hiring

 - February 12, 2012, 7:20 AM

Strom Aviation has launched a staffing division to help match companies with employees. “The aviation industry is on the rebound, and hiring will become a critical issue in 2012. It actually could become very difficult for businesses to fill key positions,” said Raymond Stebler, director of operations for Strom Direct Aviation Staffing.

Dallas-based Strom Aviation is a first-time Heli-Expo exhibitor and representatives are on hand at the show (Booth No. 8447) to discuss its services.

“Strom Direct works with clients to determine their needs, and then we find the best experienced, qualified and skilled professional candidates for these positions, with particular emphasis on corporate fixed-wing and helicopter [segments],” Stebler said. “With the new division we decided to address corporate [aviation] and helicopters as promising markets for our placement services.”

Heli-Expo, Stebler added, seems an ideal venue to introduce Strom Direct. “We didn’t see any placement services focusing on the helicopter segment, where we expect significant growth, and we wanted to be the first in. The corporate segment is definitely about to take an upturn, and there’s going to be a lot of activity in the offshore market as more leases become active.”

Boon Richards, Strom Direct’s permanent placements director, noted, “Aviation companies often don’t have the time, resources or experience to deal with their upcoming hiring needs.”

Strom Aviation has been providing contract technical labor for aerospace companies during the past 20 years, specializing in mechanics and engineers. The new Strom Direct division expands the company’s capabilities, with direct placement services for all aviation segments, complementing Strom Aviation’s other services, including payroll solutions, compliance services and benefits and insurance options such as worker’s compensation and liability.