Sydney Airport is a boon for jobs with thousands of gigs up for grabs from 800 organizations ahead of school holidays

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Thousands of jobs are up for grabs at Sydney Airport ahead of the peak of the winter school holidays.

About 800 organizations are hoping to fill more than 5,000 vacancies as operations continue to ramp up post-COVID lockdowns.

Major employers including Menzies, Certis and Swissport are looking to fill 1,200 jobs by the end of July, while retailers, government agencies and terminal service providers are in the market for around 3,800 positions.

To help meet the demand for staff, Sydney Airport is hosting a job fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday June 16 on Level 3 of International Terminal T1.

Future employees will be able to meet representatives from more than 40 of the airport’s largest employers and apply for jobs on site.

“15,000 jobs have been lost at the airport during the pandemic and even though everyone started to recruit massively when the borders seemed to open, we still have 5,000 positions to fill,” said the CEO of the Sydney Airport, Geoff Culbert.

“Our security contractor and ground agents have been posting jobs since December and have recruited 500 people since the start of the year, but they still have 1,200 positions to fill, which is incredibly difficult in this market. ”

The advice for passengers before school holidays is to arrive as close as possible to two hours before departure for domestic flights and three hours earlier for international flights.

It is important to note that passengers are encouraged not to arrive earlier unless specifically advised by their airline, as some carriers will only allow passengers to check in three hours before departure for international flights and two hours before for domestic flights.

Mr Culbert said arriving on time would also help manage queues and congestion at terminals and ensure passengers depart quickly.

“As the holidays approach, it will be very crowded, but we are doing everything we can to make sure people leave on time, including moving people forward in queues depending on the flight priority,” he said.

“Labour shortages are hitting all sectors of the economy, and we want to thank everyone traveling during this time for their patience as we rebuild the sector.”

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