Aviation industry jobs have not only rebounded from the pandemic slump, but they have also soared 30 percent from pre-Covid levels, according to employment service JSFirm. “Companies are scrambling and competing with each other to attract and retain qualified candidates,” said JSFirm’s executive director Abbey Hutter. “The current job market is candidate-driven and they have plenty of job opportunities in front of them.”
Helicopter-related jobs make up 40 percent of JSFirm’s postings, Hutter said. For that reason, the company sponsored HAI's military-to-civilian, or Mil2Cil, workshop and career fair at Heli-Expo.
Pilots, airframe-and-powerplant mechanics, sheet metal technicians, avionics specialists, engineers, flight instructors, dispatchers, line service personnel, and sales managers are in high demand, according to JSFirm.com. “Aviation companies are constantly reaching out to our team and exploring different avenues on our website to gain more exposure and get their jobs in front of the best candidates,” Hutter said. “Competition between companies is fierce and showing no signs of slowing down.”