28 Feb '16, 10pm

SIA is hiring more cabin crew

Singapore Airlines (SIA) is ramping up cabin crew recruitment to support growth plans after emerging from a business slowdown. Instead of hiring mainly to replace those who leave - which has been the case in the last two to three years at least - the airline is now looking to increase total headcount, The Straits Times found out. SIA typically hires about 800 to 1,000 cabin crew members a year. The number this year will likely hit or exceed the high end of that range. Separately, the airline has reached an agreement with the union representing cabin crew to extend flying years, based on merit. The maximum extension is three years for all ranks of cabin crew. Cabin crew are hired on five-year contracts and, based on their rank, may opt for a set number of extensions. The company decides whether or not to grant the renewals. Previously, junior stewardesses in blue kebayas, f...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/sia-is-hiring-more-...

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