Archive for the ‘Transportation’ Category

UPS Hiring for Driver Jobs in Atlanta

Monday, October 11th, 2010

UPS has announced they are hiring 50,000 people across the United States and much of those people for driver jobs in Atlanta.

The Atlanta-based shipping giant said that the upswing in hires is to prepare for the annual surge of packages that comes along with the holiday season, from November to January.

UPS has said that more than 1500 of those people will be hired in Atlanta.

Delta Hiring for Transportation Jobs in Atlanta

Monday, July 19th, 2010

Delta Airlines says it has about 1,000 new openings across the U.S. and will be hiring for transportation jobs in Atlanta.

Positions include pilots, flight attendants, and other carrier jobs. Reservation agents and customer service agents are also in demand.

The Atlanta-based airline said it expects about 65,000 applicants to respond to the 1,000 openings due to the lackluster economy. Delta’s CEO said the response has already been overwhelming, and Delta has become inundated with applications.

Jobs in Atlanta Created by Delta Merger

Friday, May 1st, 2009

One airline is doing its part to help create jobs in Atlanta.

Delta Air Lines has announced its plan to add up to 500 Atlanta jobs. Although the company has been cutting thousands of positions throughout the system through buyouts, the additional jobs are the result of a merger with Northwest Airlines.

According to an article by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the additional jobs include employees who are moving from Northwest’s headquarters in Minnesota, as well as new hires. The company plans to hire about 60 MBA employees with specialties in finance, economics, math and operations research who will work in pricing.


Atlanta Transportation Jobs in Question

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

Many workers are worried about the future of their Atlanta transportation jobs.

Officials at MARTA, Atlants’s public transportation system, are currently facing a $24 million budget. One option to close that gap would be cutting service to six days a week. However, workers are worried that move would make it too hard for MARTA to stand as their full-time, and also would reduce tourism and convention traffic in the city.

According to an article by The Associated Press, MARTA recently asked the state Legislature to pass a bill that would allow them to use capital reserves in order to continue operating seven days a week. Despite MARTA’s request, lawmakers finished their recent session without approving the legislation.