Lufthansa Wants to Hire 20,000 Additional Employees

Lufthansa Wants to Hire 20,000 Additional Employees

The German aviation group Lufthansa wants to hire 20,000 extra employees now that the aviation industry is recovering strongly from the corona crisis.


The extra employees should also help against the staff shortages at the company.

Lufthansa is looking at more employees in Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Belgium. These include pilots, cabin crew, technicians and IT specialists. During the pandemic, the workforce was cut because of the heavy losses.

Lufthansa had 108,000 employees at the end of September. At the end of 2019, there were still 138,000. Therefore, Lufthansa even had to be saved from destruction by the German government.

“To be at the forefront of the industry, we need motivated and dedicated staff for a range of tasks and challenges,” Lufthansa chief of personnel Michael Niggemann said in a statement. CEO Carsten Spohr recently said that Lufthansa has put the pandemic behind it and is looking optimistically to the future. Lufthansa is now profitable again.

The company, which also owns the brands Eurowings, Austrian, Swiss and Brussels Airlines, had to deal with strikes last summer due to dissatisfaction with staff shortages and wages.

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