MSP airport employers seek to hire more than 700 workers
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport is looking to hire more than 700 workers, with a job fair scheduled for this week.
Open jobs include full-time, part-time and seasonal positions for people of all skill levels with more than 30 employers, including restaurant, retail, hotel, airlines and security.
The airport’s minimum wage is $ 14.25 an hour, rising to $ 15 in June 2022, with a press release noting that most jobs pay more than minimum wage.
The airport looks to hire more workers as the number of travelers continues to rise and airlines continue to resume routes after the industry was shut down at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“As the number of passengers continues to increase at MSP, more exciting opportunities are opening up for job seekers,” said Eric Johnson, director of business management and airline affairs for the Metropolitan Airports Commission, who operates MSP. “During our summer job fair, we hired over 100 employees. Today, as more stores and restaurants resume operations, airport partners are responding to increased passenger demand by hiring additional staff.
According to MSP, passengers departing from the airport are up 70% from levels before the pandemic in August. As of August 2020, the number of passengers was 29% of pre-COVID levels. (This is the latest data available.)
Employers looking to hire workers will be accepting applications at the MSP Career Fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, October 27. The job fair will be held on the ground floor of the silver parking ramp at Terminal 1.
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The MSP says job seekers should bring their curriculum vitae and be ready to fill out applications on site. Some employers plan to make job offers during the event.
Anyone present must wear a face mask. Translation services for Amharic and Somali applicants will be available.
Some of the current vacancies can be viewed online here.