Sydney Airport: job fair offers more than 5,000 jobs


Sydney Airport is looking to fill more than 5,000 jobs in three weeks to tackle travel delays ahead of school holidays and the long weekend.

The job fair, which will include opportunities in retail, government agencies and terminal service providers, will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on June 16.

About 40 companies will take part in the show, with some companies among the 800 operating at the airport being ready to hire on site.

Sydney Airport chief executive Geoff Culbert said the jobs spree followed massive job losses at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic.

“Fifteen thousand 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,” he said.

“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 fair follows major delays at the airport over the Easter period in April, with nearly 40% of arrivals and departures not on time.

The long queues and canceled flights drew media attention across the country, forcing Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce and Mr Culbert to apologize.

A list of jobs available at the airport can be found here.

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