Lufthansa is short of 20,000 employees in Europe

Lufthansa is short of 20,000 employees in Europe

Global recruitment decision was adopted after an unexpectedly sharp recovery in the industry, as well as a shortage of skilled workers that arose after 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 professions in four countries: in Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Belgium.

In particular, technical specialists, lawyers, IT specialists, as well as pilots and flight attendants are required.

Back in September, the airline announced that that there will be no more strikes. At least until June 2023. The carrier's management agreed on this with the German pilots' union 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 of flight Lufthansa crews had difficulties with a large number of passengers. 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 entire flight program at its airports in Frankfurt and Munich on Wednesday. In anticipation of the upcoming weekend — start of the holiday season in Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg — Lufthansa is working hard to get flights back to normal as quickly as possible, — the airline said in a July statement.

In September of this year, the CEO of Lufthansa Karsten Spohr has announced plans to hire more than 20,000 people by the end of 2023 after a significant post-pandemic recovery.

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