US Airways Still Hiring

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September 1, 2004

Still Hiring

For those still keen on working for an airline, Avjobs ( has good news: The Website catering to the airline industry has more more jobs available. US Airways is hiring for 260 jobs, many with its lower-wage commuter affiliates, according to the site. Most jobs are in Virginia, but they're also in Maine, New York and Florida.  There's one in Charlotte: administrative assistant.

US Airways has high turnover, said spokesman David Castelveter. "Our employees are being recruited away to companies that can pay them more money," he said.

Aviation analyst Robert Mann said it's normal for US Airways to be hiring for the commuter carriers. Ideally, employees are hired at the regional carriers and "flow through" to the main line. Not these days.

"For the last four years, it's been mostly flow back," Mann said.

Friends and neighbors

Amid the uncertainty, flight attendant couple Jeff and Sherry Battreall are finding comfort in a place close to home: their cul-de-sac.

"With these pay cuts, we can't afford to have a watering hole," Jeff Battreall said. "We lay low."

Today, the north Mecklenburg couple juggle second jobs: Sherry, 34, as a part-time waitress at a Bob Evans restaurant and Jeff, 41, working for a friend (and former co-worker) who does landscaping.

What helps, he says, is neighbors in their Highland Creek community. They cut the lawn when the couple is away on trips, feed their cats, and invite the couple over for burgers.

"It helps when your neighbors are your best friends," Jeff said.

US Airways Forum

Share your thoughts and opinions about US Airways in a readers' forum at www.charlotte. com/business.

If you do business with US Airways, we want to hear from you. Contact Kerry Hall at (704) 358-5085; khall@

Avjobs, Inc. - Provides Results and Success

Get Hired FASTER with Avjobs, Inc. - Provides Results and Success is widely recognized as an Aviation Employment Services leader.


Tahna Stanley
Director of Sales & Marketing
Avjobs, Inc.

Avjobs, Inc. - Provides Results and Success

LITTLETON, CO (August 13, 2004) – Colorado based Avjobs, Inc. continues to uphold the lead among niche aviation employment websites. is a mature site that is well recognized for its strong presence in the aviation and aerospace industry. The Web site draws aviation job seekers and employers from all phases of aviation and provides them with the necessary tools to achieve success.

With 45% of visitors being return visitors, these loyal customers are seeing the value Avjobs provides and are recommending that co-workers and friends visit the site too. The combination of high repeat visits and word-of-mouth referral traffic is proof that our services provide results and success. Today, thousands of companies and job seekers find that Avjobs is the key resource where employers and employees come to meet. These numbers firmly establish Avjobs as the dominant online employment resource in the aviation industry. greets visitors with professional site design, offers essential tools to job seekers and employers, and makes finding jobs and qualified candidates simple. In today’s aviation job market, landing a position is easy with the right tools. That’s why we further educate our visitors and provide them with the information they need to know giving them a competitive edge over their competition. Job seekers can access fresh job postings in 13 categories, build a resume, polish their interview skills, research careers and companies, view news and updates, search educational facilities and more. Employers put the power of Avjobs behind their hiring efforts to reach a high quality, industry specific audience and find qualified candidates. They reduce the time and money it takes to fill vacant positions by posting job availability and searching resumes.

The continued support Avjobs receives and generates in the aviation community is proof we are able to provide many exciting opportunities for employment and change the lives of aviation job seekers everywhere. Our success drives more visitors to our site every day to assist them with their aviation employment needs.

As the aviation industry continues to gain strength, you can bet that Avjobs will promise to uphold its lead and produce unbeatable, successful results for its visitors. Now as ever, we are focused on providing the career tools, resources and services necessary for our visitors to achieve success.


Aviation Schools, Imitated but not Duplicated

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Tahna Stanley
Director of Sales & Marketing
Avjobs, Inc.

Aviation Schools, Imitated but not Duplicated

LITTLETON, CO (April 18, 2003) – Colorado based, Inc. wants to inform you that we are a privately owned business that created the original Aviation Schools (AVSchools) in January 2001. We launched Aviation Schools to promote educational facilities like yours and give guidance to future aviators.

Many school recruiters have notified us to voice their confusion between Avjobs Aviation Schools and Those of you that have contacted us have expressed your irritation with advertisements coming from We want you to know and Aviation Schools are not associated in any way with has successfully built a reputation of excellent service and an outstanding product for our current and future customers. It is unfortunate that finds it necessary to profit using our name, design, marketing material, and advertising copy. Please know that Jim Dent, owner of does not work for and does not represent Aviation Schools. As a valued customer we feel it is our responsibility to inform you of these poor business ethics that may have a negative affect your business.

According to customer complaints, is listing paying and non-paying aviation educational institutions in their directory. As a non-paying company, they are soliciting business by sending email and faxed advertisements. Many of you have received emails asking you to “Add money to my balance”. If you have been receiving such messages from Jim Dent, Publisher of you may choose to contact the companies below and ask that you be removed from any marketing lists.
PO Box 550970
Jim Dent, Owner & Publisher
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33355
Phone 954-472-2288 ext. 304
Phone 954-472-6684 ext. 304

PO Box 740, Berlin, MD 21811
Phone 305-433-8029
Fax 410-510-1733

We appreciate you telling us you can see the difference and thank you for remaining loyal to the original Aviation Schools at .


Avjobs, Inc. - Selected for Prestigious Web Site Guides

Avjobs 2003 Winner Weddle Award Avjobs Selected for Prestigious Web Site Guides is widely recognized as an Aviation Employment Services leader.


Tahna Stanley
Director of Sales & Marketing
Avjobs, Inc.

Avjobs, Inc. - Selected for Prestigious Web Site Guides

LITTLETON, CO - Friday, March 28, 2003 is pleased to announce that it has been selected to be featured in WEDDLE’s 2003 Recruiter’s Guide to Employment Web Sites and 2003 Job Seeker’s Guide to Employment Web Sites.

WEDDLE’s Guides are the leading source of information about the 40,000+ job boards, resume databanks and career systems now operating on the Internet. The American Staffing Association has called the books’ editor, Peter Weddle, the “Zagat of the recruitment industry.”

Over 6,000 sites were reviewed for this year’s Guides and just 350 were selected for inclusion in each book. Sites completed an extensive questionnaire in support of the evaluation. The selected sites were adjudged to be representative of the very best employment-related resources available online.

Each site in the Recruiter’s Guide is profiled with a full page of information describing its services, features and fees for employers, staffing agencies and executive search firms. Similarly, each site selected for the Job Seeker’s Guide is profiled with a half-page of information designed to help those seeking a new or better job. Readers can, as a result, easily and accurately compare sites to one another and select those that will work best for them. President, Tim Lahey, says that “Being selected by WEDDLE’s is proof positive that delivers real value to job seekers and recruiters, alike. That’s how we want to be evaluated and that’s how we want to be known.”

WEDDLE’s 2003 Guides are sold in major bookstores nationwide and at

About WEDDLE’s

WEDDLE’s ( publishes Guides, Directories, research reports, newsletters and other publications about the online employment industry and Internet-based resources for Human Resource management. Based in Stamford, CT, it helps employers, recruiters and working men and women worldwide find one another on the Information Superhighway.

WEDDLE’s – Peter Weddle 203.964.1888

### Named to 2003 CAREERXROADS Top 500 Named to 2003 CAREERXROADS Top Named to 2003 CAREERXROADS Top 500 is widely recognized as an Aviation Employment Services leader.


Tahna Stanley
Director of Sales & Marketing
Avjobs, Inc.

CareerXroads Contact:
Mark Mehler
732.821.6652 Named to 2003 CAREERXROADS Top 500 List

NEW YORK, NY (December 10, 2002) – CAREERXROADS – The World’s Leading Reference Guide to Job and Resume Sites on the Web – has named to its Eighth Annual Top 500 list. is proud to be included in the 2003 edition and has received this award for 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, and 2003.

Authors Gerry Crispin and Mark Mehler note, “This list gives solid guidance to job seekers and employers on where to get the best leads. Companies are still hiring and the proof exists on top sites like”

About MMC Group – Publisher of CAREERXROADS - The world’s leading guide to job and resume sites on the web - offers a print directory, online database, consulting services and colloquiums to organizations throughout the United States. For more information visit or call 732-821-6652.


Career Counselor - Entry-level Travel Jobs

Get Hired FASTER with Career Counselor - Entry-level Travel Jobs is widely recognized as an Aviation Employment Services leader.

November 3, 2002

Career Counselor
Entry-level Travel Jobs
SUSAN W. MILLER, M.A, Special to The Times

Question: I am interested in getting into an entry-level job in the travel and tourism industry. Do you have any ideas or suggestions for me.
— Linda

Response: You could consider becoming a reservations or ticket agent, also known as passenger service agents.

Reservation agents schedule and confirm reservations by telephone or computer and prepare tickets or contracts at the request of customers. They determine space availability and offer suggestions on travel arrangements including routes, time schedules, rates, and types of accommodation.

As car rental agents, they rent automobiles and talk with customer to determine type of automobile, location for pick up and return of automobile, and number of days needed for rental. Car rental agents quote costs, and explain rental policies and procedures.

Employment Outlook
While above average growth is projected through 2008 for reservation agents, the increased use of on-line ticketing, may result in fewer position openings.

Ticket and reservations agents are employed by transportation companies such as airlines, car rental companies, and/or cruise companies. Currently, many experienced agents are on layoff status, so outlook is poor for entry-level applicants.

Larger companies employ both ticket agents and reservations agents, while smaller companies may hire only ticket agents who perform both duties. Some ticket agent jobs are available only through promotion from reservation agents.

Reservation agents work in central offices at desks with telephones and computer terminals. Ticket agents may work at check-in counters.

Salary Range
In Los Angeles entry level reservations and ticket agents earn from $22,000 to $30,000 per year and part time hourly positions are available at a pay rate of from $8.25 to 9.75 per hour, depending on the airline. [see current salary, wages & pay for this position]
Training Options & Costs
A high school diploma, GED, or an equivalent is usually required for entry level positions but completion of related coursework may enhance one's employability. Several local community colleges offer classes and training for reservations and ticket agents.

Courses include:
• Fares and Ticketing, which identifies airline and airport codes, and how to determine airfares and taxes;
• Internet Travel Research, which provides on instruction on how to navigate and access information from key travel industry web sites.

The colleges also provide various levels of instruction on Apollo and Sabre computer systems, the most widely used by airlines for processing reservations. The cost per course is generally $33.

Long Beach City College
1305 East Pacific Coast Highway
Long Beach, CA 90806
(562) 938-4353

Job Resources
There are 42 car rental companies and 76 airlines that operate out of Los Angeles International Airport and 5 car rental companies and 4 airlines that operate out of the Long Beach Airport. Princess Cruises reservation center in Santa Clarita also employs reservations agents. The Los Angeles World Airports website,, lists over 50 airlines that fly out of LAX that employ ticket agents.

The following are online resources for jobs in the airline industry, including reservations and ticket agents:

Avjobs, Inc. & Airline Employment Assistance Corp.
P.O. Box 630830
Littleton, CO 80163
Fax (888) 624-8691

This is an online career resource that provides employment assistance for jobs in the aviation industry. There are multiple levels of membership offered to meet your needs with an option to indicate job category preferences including reservations. The subscriptions are available monthly, quarterly and annually.
Susan W. Miller, M.A., is a National Certified Career Counselor, a Certified Vocational Evaluation Specialist and holds diplomate status on the American Board of Vocational Experts. She heads California Career Services, a private practice career counseling firm in Los Angeles.

Email career questions you'd like answered in this column to or visit California Career Services at