Thousands rush In to fill 175 Hawaiian Airlines jobs

HONOLULU -- More than 5,000 people applied for 175 flight attendant positions at Hawaiian Airlines, a record for the company.

Lines spilled out the doors at the Blaisdell Exhibition Hall, everyone eager to land a job. The interviewing process is broken up into three steps, and most of the applicants won't get a job.

Amanda Hancock flew in from Maui, hoping to follow her mother's flight attendant career.

"I've grown up flying with her. (I) love the airport, love airplanes, love people, so I thought, 'Why not take it to the sky?"' Hancock said.

Hawaiian airlines is quickly expanding routes nationally and internationally, and the company said demand for quality employees continues to grow.

"We need people that are really committed to customer service and are really genuine with delivering the spirit of our company and the spirit of our state," Louis Saint-Cyr, the airline's vice-president of in-flight services, said.

Current Hawaiian Airlines flight attendants helped applicants prepare on Thursday, offering guidance and words of wisdom.


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