FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Director of Sales & Marketing
Displaced Comair Employees find work Thru Avjobs Cares Reemployment Service
LITTLETON, CO (August 1, 2012) – Avjobs, Inc. makes services available to all 1700 displaced employees of Comair with the highest level of reemployment assistance. All displaced employees of Comair are eligible to receive free reemployment assistance through Avjobs Cares Reemployment Services.
The Avjobs Cares Discount Program is designed to ease the transition of displaced aviation employees and allow the industry to recapture quality talent. The program provides Comair participants with an extended free service period added to the end of an existing accounts' regular billing cycle. The extended free period is normally six (6) months of additional service but has been extended for Comair participants to twelve (12) full months. If you have been affected by the Delta Comair announcement, you may be eligible for an additional twelve (12) months free service on your existing account.
To receive the Avjobs Cares Discount for Comair, you must meet the following eligibility requirements
- Be displaced from Comair
- The severance has already occurred
- Have lost your job within the last year (365 days)
- Have a letter of displacement or severance from Comair (this must include your last date of employment for verification purposes)
This innovative program is designed to assist displaced aviation industry workers through trying times. Our priorities are to see these dedicated industry employees return to work and to ensure they have the necessary resources to keep their career search on track and productive. The program is specially designed to give displaced industry workers the tools they need to get back to work quickly, relieve stress, and eliminate cost for up to twelve (12) months.
Take Advantage of This Discount
To take advantage of this Discount, register online at Avjobs.com for the Premier Job Seeker Applicant account. After you have received your user name and password, follow the links to the "My Account" section of the Applicant System, locate the "Special Offer Forms" section and send in the required documentation. Upon receipt of your qualifying documentation, the extended free period will be applied to your account and you will be notified of your new billing date following the expiration of the free period.
FAQ’s and Common Questions
I just received my severance letter and will lose my job in 30 days, am I still eligible?
Applicants are not eligible for the Comair Discount until they are officially unemployed. However, if you sign up today, you can start searching and applying for jobs immediately. The day you are no longer employed, you become eligible for the Comair Discount and can send in the qualifying documentation for processing.
My company told me they no longer needed me, but didn’t give me a letter, can I still qualify?
Depending on your separation whether it be layoff, furlough, terminations, closures, downsizing, mergers, or bankruptcy, you should receive notice. If you did not, contact your previous employer and request documentation in writing.In some states, employers are required to continue to pay you until they have provided you with official written notice.
I’m a contract employee, am I able to take advantage of this discount?
In order to receive the Cares Discount you have to be unemployed through no fault of your own. If you quit your job you are voluntarily unemployed and are ineligible to receive the Cares Discount. If advance notice of separation is known and agreed upon such as contact positions, early retirement, or resignation, you would not be able to take advantage of this discount.
If I sign up for this, what do I get?
The program provides members with free access to the Avjobs Applicant System with Premier Job Seeker account privileges from the time of the receipt of your qualifying discount request for one full year (365 days).Request form and supporting documentation may be mailed at any time within 365 days of your separation while your account is active. All Premier Job Seeker billing intervals qualify for the Comair discount. The cost of the initial registration period must be paid in advance and the free period will be added to the end of your paid period.
Why does Avjobs offer this program?
Avjobs Cares provides aviation specific career assistance to affected personnel in the event of downsizing, layoff or termination. This program is designed to allow the aviation industry to recapture talent, give peace of mind and ensure that employees know they will be taken care of in their time of need. It is our priority to ease the transition and provide employees with immediate re-employment assistance under the Avjobs Cares Reemployment Program. The relief package is designed to give displaced workers the tools they need to get back to work in the aviation industry quickly.
What if I still need more information?
Comair employees are invited to contact Avjobs or their Comair representative for instructions on how to receive free aviation employment assistance as a part of their "Separation Package". Services include job vacancies with key industry employers, aviation specific Resume Builder, industry networking and aviation directory, interview preparation and assistance, private & professional email address, automated document preparation, career overviews on 70+ aviation careers, personal presentation techniques and more, all within a self-paced and personalized system.
Industry employers are asked to contact Avjobs to see how they can help affected employees. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of former Comair employees.