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Austin airport seeks workers while expanding through record traveler movement
The Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) continues to see a record number of travelers. In 2022 alone, approximately 22 million travelers passed through the airport. With Austin's continued growth and popularity as a tourist destination, the airport is continuing to expand and hire, as evidenced by Wednesday's job showcase and hiring fair.
The City of Austin's Department of Aviation currently has 443 full-time employees, with a budget to hire 684. Airport officials are looking to hire electricians, ground transportation coordinators, and maintenance workers.
"We need more people to supplement staff available, to kind of help keep up with the passenger volume we're seeing – both on a day-to-day and [on an] annual basis," said Bailey Grimmett, a spokesperson for the airport.
"[It] seems like a good paying job with a lot of opportunities, room for growth. That's what I am interested in. Looking for something in security, construction, maintenance - something like that," said Jeremiah Rickenbacker, an avid job seeker at Wednesday's hiring fair.
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