German flag carrier Lufthansa has launched a campaign to recruit 20,000 employees on the European continent.
The decision to recruit globally comes after an unexpectedly strong recovery in the industry, as well as a shortage of skilled workers following massive layoffs during the pandemic.
According to a statement released by Lufthansa, it plans to hire a total of 20,000 new employees across 45 occupations in four countries: Germany, Switzerland, Austria, and Belgium.
In particular, technical specialists, lawyers, IT specialists, pilots, and flight attendants are required.
Back in September, the airline announced that it would no longer go on strike. At least until June 2023. The carrier’s management agreed on this with the German Union of Pilots Vereinigung Cockpit.
In addition, after successful negotiations with the airline, Lufthansa pilots received higher wages and bonuses.
As a result of the latest protest actions by Lufthansa flight crews, a large number of passengers have experienced difficulties. In July, it was reported that the airline had defaulted on its commitment to 130,000 passengers by canceling more than 1,000 flights.
“Lufthansa is forced to cancel almost the flight program at its airports in Frankfurt and Munich for Wednesday. As we approach the upcoming weekend – the start of the holiday season in Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg – Lufthansa is working hard to get flights back to normal as soon as possible,” the airline said in a July statement.
In September of this year, Lufthansa CEO Carsten Spohr announced plans to hire more than 20,000 people by the end of 2023, following a significant post-pandemic recovery.