San Jose International Airport’s First Career Fair Takes Off With Success

July 20, 2018 Last Updated: July 20, 2018

The San Jose International Airport held its first career fair on Tuesday for people interested in seeking jobs in aviation.

The event featured eight companies: Alaska Airlines, TSA, Hudson Group, Alaska Air Group Credit Union, McGee Air Services, HMSHost, Pacific Gateway, and FlySanJose: Airport of Silicon Valley.

“This is an opportunity to reach out to the community, and we want to get our feelers out there and really grow the talent pipeline coming into, not only the airport, but also working for an airline, like Alaska Airlines,” said Marilyn Romano, Alaska Airlines regional vice president. 

This career fair provided an opportunity for people to network and learn more about working in aviation. Many of the companies present were seeking a candidate for hire, while others were offering career information and advice.

A variety of people attended the event from students to people seeking job changes.

“I’m very eager to become a pilot … I’m trying to get involved with the airport first and get more experience to get to that job,” said Vietnam Huynh, San Jose State University student.

The event was the first career fair held by the San Jose Airport. It consisted of networking opportunities, a presentation on aviation, workshops, and a tour of the airport.

“This is the very first one for San Jose, and I think they’re doing a fantastic job. I think they’ve done a good job bringing together the people that are recruiting, as well as people that need the jobs,” said Richard McLean from Hudson Group.

The event drew in over 100 students, job seekers, educators, program administrators, and airline hiring managers.