This story is part of AIN's continuing coverage of the impact of the coronavirus on aviation.
JSfirm has created a “passive job feature” for aviation companies that are looking to hire but have temporarily put those plans on hold due to Covid-19. While many aviation companies are adjusting to the current Covid-19 crisis, “We all must understand this situation doesn’t negate the fact that there is a serious shortage of aviation professionals worldwide through 2038,” the company said.
The passive job feature allows job seekers to leave their resume for a company that might not be hiring now but will be soon. “This will ultimately allow companies to hit the ground running with hiring once the dust settles,” said JSfirm executive director Abbey Hutter. “It takes a few months to land a great person anyway; it’s a bad decision to stop recruiting great people, particularly when they are available and especially during this time.”
Jeff Richards, JSfirm’s operations manager, added, “For a lot of our companies to date, it’s business as usual. However, we do have a number of clients who are experiencing a hiring freeze. Freezing your hiring is separate from stopping your advertising and brand awareness. Now is the best time for companies to be present, let the aviation industry know you will be hiring soon."