Working at SFO: A Spotlight on Hospitality in the Aviation Industry
Jobs, jobs, jobs! This was what over 80 educators, talent trainers, employers, and other community stakeholders took away from Working at SFO on Thursday (Jan. 31). For the second time, the Bay Area Council’s Workforce of the Future Committee partnered with San Francisco International Airport to inform and energize community stakeholders on the rapidly growing demand for jobs in the aviation industry. This year’s event focused on hospitality and tourism opportunities available with airlines and at airports. Industry professionals shared their unique insights and a rich trove of information on skills gaps, career pathways, and the hospitality world.
An employer spotlight session highlighted opportunities at Bay Area Council members United Airlines and Southwest and other large employers including jetBlue, Tastes on the Fly and Hyatt. SFO also featured their premier internship opportunities and a snapshot of the 5,000 new jobs that are expected to available at airport in the next five years. Educators such as Lauriece Mills from Oakland Unified School District appreciated the opportunity to connect with employers and learn about opportunities in aviation and hospitality to share with her students. This year’s Working at SFO event series will conclude with a second event on February 27 to connect students and job seekers with employers and scholarship and internship opportunities.
For more information about Working at SFO and the Workforce of the Future Committee, please contact Senior Vice President Linda Bidrossian.