Alaska Airlines plans to hire more than 3,500 employees in 2023

LONDON – If you ever thought about working for an airline, 2023 could be your year. This week, Alaska Airlines announced plans to hire more than 3,500 new employees this year in a variety of roles and functions.

As the airline continues to grow and plans further fleet expansions, it has called on interested parties to fill a wide range of roles at the airline.

Alaska Airlines has provided a projected list of open positions in the approximate numbers they expect to recruit over the next year.

From maintenance technicians to contact center agents, flight attendants and pilots, customer service agents and software engineers, the airline has a variety of opportunities available to those with a potential interest in aviation.

Most of the new jobs are at the airline’s hubs in Seattle and Portland, as well as locations across the West Coast.

Benefits like the ability to work from home and flexible hours are also available with some roles.

Perhaps an added bonus to some, many of the positions don’t require prior airline experience, making it the perfect time to try a new career.

Openings will be posted on throughout the year.

“This is an exciting time to join our team and we can’t wait to welcome more great people to Alaska,” he said. Andy Schneider, Alaska Airlines Senior Vice President of People.

“We offer a wide variety of positions and pride ourselves on nurturing talent and providing opportunities to learn new skills and move into new and challenging roles. Come join our winning team!”

Projected vacancies 2023

Here’s a look at the approximate number of new hires for each position the airline will be looking to fill this year:

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Why work for Alaska?

In the airline’s own words: “Creating an airline people love begins with our commitment to creating an airline where kind, remarkable, hard-working people can love what they do and who they work with.”

“The work is exciting, we support each other and operate as one team, and you get to travel the world. It is unlike any other work environment.

Alaska Airlines claims they also provide travel privileges to explore and connect with family and friends; competitive salaries and unique bonus programs to reward employees when the company does well; and strong benefits for your health and well-being.

About Alaska Airlines

Alaska Airlines and our regional partners serve more than 120 destinations in the United States, Belize, Canada, Costa Rica and Mexico. We emphasize low rates and award-winning customer service. Alaska is a member of theoneglobal global alliance.

With the alliance and our additional partner airlines, our guests can travel to more than 900 destinations on more than 20 airlines while earning and redeeming miles on flights to locations around the world.


With the shortage of personnel resources experienced in many facets of the aviation industry, it has become something of a “buyer’s market” for those who may be looking for a first step in the aviation industry.

With a wide range of positions on offer, many of which do not require prior aviation experience, it is worth investigating the opportunities presented by airline operators such as Alaska Airlines. Your open positions will be posted on throughout the year.