SkyWest Hiring

Jeep4X4

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I know this has been covered before, but the most recent information would be greatly appreciated. Does anyone know how much future hiring is forecasted? I am trying to decide on whether or not to leave a current 121 job to Skywest. Also, how junior/senior is DEN - estimates on how long to hold it? Any idea seniorit of most junior guy in denver? CA and FO - both A/C. Thanks
 
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I've heard around 250 or so for the rest of the year. Someone probably has better info on that but I've heard a mix of Brasilia and RJ classes are planned throughout the year.
 

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You can probably get DEN right out of training on the CRJ. On the Bro, it will take a few month to get DEN. I think most junior guy in DEN is like 50 from the bottom.
 

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In the RJ, DEN is the second most junior domicile (to ORD) for both Captains and FO's.

DEN is also scheduled to grow the most second to ORD, although not by nearly as much as future 70-seaters (okay, 66-seaters) arrive, especially the 6 planes in Jan 06 and 7 planes in Feb 06.

Check the Fleet delivery schedule at http://www.skywest.com/invest/fleet_sched.php
 

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On a related note, I wouldn't be surprised if SkyWest starts paying new hires in training.

Word is that there is a shortage of qualified people who are willing to go to SkyWest. No-shows at interviews are common, and people are going elsewhere to work.

But don't be fooled when SAPA announces that it "negotiated" the return of new hire pay. The idea of SAPA negotiating anything is an oxymoron. The reality will be that mgmt allows SAPA to take credit for something that was going to happen anyway.
 

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thanks for the replies - any rumors about hiring after the a/c deliveries are finished in Feb? Trying to make the most educated decision here.
 

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Is it hard to get an interview without knowing someone to walk in your resume? Ive had my app online for months now and no call. any advice greatly appreciated? Thank you!
 

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Yes it is hard without knowing people in there. Go make some friends! :)

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Spinplate

I got a email within 2 days (those were a weekend) for a interview in SLC. I think what helped me was 121 time. Good luck
 

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And me was Turb. PIC + friends.

(yeah I know, who wants to be friends with me?)

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Me: No 121, no turbine, no friends at Skywest.

Online app in on Sunday, email invite Monday about 11 a.m. for the following Monday. (Actually there were a list of available dates, but by the time I opened the email in the afternoon and replied, only the following Monday and Tuesday were left.)

Didn't get the RJ for sure. Don't know about a Bra offer yet.

Interviewed next day a couple of states away at my first choice (due to very short commute, pay during training, and better first year pay), and got that one.

Good luck to all.
 

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What, SkyWest is having a hard time filling classes?


If you're willing to work for up to 10 weeks without pay, spend up to a $1000 on your uniforms and Jepps, share a room with someone in training, and then get paid $19.02 an hour to fly fly a 70 seat jet while getting abused on reserve the first year ...
 

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... and have the opportunity to upgrade as RJ Captain in around a year or two?

As long as that possibilty exists (as much as one can count on any future trends in this industry), I seriously doubt SKYW will have problems getting newhires from all over the industry.

Have you flown with any of the new guys out on the line? Almost all I've seen are furloughs from ACA/Indy and Chicago Express, or those that have jumped ship from other airlines (Lakes, Mesa, etc.) for greener pastures. Few of the proverbial 1000 hr CFIs fill the classes these days what with all the experience out there.

I am not saying any of this is right, not by any means, I'm just looking at this from the perspective of the state of our industry and it makes me think I wouldn't expect too much from SGU heading towards newhires anytime soon...
 

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Socalplt said:
What, SkyWest is having a hard time filling classes?


If you're willing to work for up to 10 weeks without pay, spend up to a $1000 on your uniforms and Jepps, share a room with someone in training, and then get paid $19.02 an hour to fly fly a 70 seat jet while getting abused on reserve the first year ...
huh? you have to buy your own jepps?

and how long do you sit reseves? is it over a year?
 
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How hard is it to get the Bro out of say SBA, LAX, or SAN?
 

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SAN may take a while as it is a small base and there are a half dozen or so guys wanting in right now. Since the EMB base aren't growing you'll have to wait for someone to leave in order ot transfer in. LAX and SBA probably wouldn't take to long to get. This all assumes you get assigned the EMB. Most people with any turbine time will be assigned th RJ.

You pay for you initial subsription of Jepps, about $200 I think. Reserve in a place like DEN or ORD will probably be only a couple of months. The further you head out west the longer you'll be on reserve. All of the additional growth is going into ORD and DEN.

As far as the upgrades, with all of the hiring that has gone on in the past year (500+), someone getting hired this summer probably will wait alot longer than a year or two.
 

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Socalplt said:
You pay for you initial subsription of Jepps, about $200 I think.
WHAT!!?!
 

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Socalplt said:
You pay for you initial subsription of Jepps, about $200 I think.
Please tell me this is a misprint!
 

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Jepp + Uniform = 275$

Jepp: 104
1 pair of pants: 60
Blazer: 100
epileute: 10

You can spend more if you want, but they only require you buy one pair of pants. If you already have shirts, tie, pants etc... from last job (or from Khols), you can save alot of money. Up to 500 dollars is payroll deducted at 35 dollars a month.
 
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