American Airlines job fair showcases different job opportunities

TULSA, Okla. — Looking to recruit before students graduate, American Airlines held a job fair Monday for high school students, college students and the general public.

Hundreds of students from five Tulsa high schools and local colleges, attended the career fair at the Greenwood Cultural Center, near Archer and Greenwood Avenue.

“I like building car parts so we were over there at facilities maintenance. I like working in warehouses or somewhere that’s a big space not around everybody,” said East Central junior Da’vynne Foster.

The job set aside two hours just for students, then opened up to the public until 4 p.m. to showcase more than a dozen different job opportunities.

Recruiters with American Airlines talked about open positions from mechanics to pilots.

Tulsa Tech and Tulsa Community College representatives were also on site to talk about their aviation programs.

“We are so excited to have this event today because we get to introduce aviation to the community,” said Kozetta Chapman with American Airlines.

Chapman said American Airlines jobs impact the Tulsa economy in a big way.

“We have 4,700 team members currently in Tulsa and this gives us the opportunity to find our next generation of aviation professionals and it allows us to give them jobs. It allows them to plan for their future,” she said.

American Airlines recruiters say they want to ensure its team reflects their global customer base.

“It is all a part of our strategy to make sure that we have the best and brightest in place to work for the airline and also to have an airline that is reflective of our customers,” Chapman said.