Alaska Airlines plans to hire more than 3,500 employees in 2023

An Alaska Airlines Airbus on final approach.
Photo: Alaska Airlines Airbus A321neo on approach to John F. Photo Credit: Joris Wendt/AviationSource

LONDON – If you’ve ever thought about working for an airline, 2023 might be your year. This week, Alaska Airlines announced its plans to hire more than 3,500 new employees this year in a variety of roles and functions.

As the airline continues to grow and plans further fleet expansions, has put out a call for interested parties to fulfil a broad range of roles with the airline.

Alaska Airlines has provided a projected list of role vacancies in the approximate numbers they hope to recruit across the coming year.

From maintenance technicians to contact center agents, flight attendants to pilots, customer service agents to software engineers, the airline has a range of opportunities available to those with a potential interest in aviation.

Most of the new jobs are based at the carrier’s hubs in Seattle and Portland, as well as locations up and down the West Coast.

Benefits like the ability to work from home and flexibility of schedules are also available with some roles.

Perhaps it may come as an added bonus to some, that many of the positions do not require previous airline experience, so it’s the perfect time to try a new career.

The openings will be posted at throughout the year.

“It’s an exciting time to join our team, and we’re eager to welcome more great people to Alaska,” said Andy Schneider, senior vice president of people at Alaska Airlines.

“We offer a wide variety of positions, and we pride ourselves on nurturing talent and providing opportunities to learn new skills and move into new, challenging roles. Come join our winning team!”

Projected vacancies 2023

Here’s a look at the approximate number of new hires for each role the airline will be looking to fill this year:

Source: Alaska Airlines

Why work for Alaska?

In the airline’s own words: “Creating an airline people love starts with our commitment to creating an airline where kind, remarkable and hardworking people can love what they do and who they work with.”

“The work is exciting, we support each other and operate as one team, and you can travel the world. It’s unlike any other work environment.

Alaska Airlines state that they also provide travel privileges to explore and connect with family and friends; competitive pay and unique bonus programs to reward employees when the company does well; and strong benefits for your health and wellness.

About Alaska Airlines 

Alaska Airlines and our regional partners serve more than 120 destinations across the United States, Belize, Canada, Costa Rica and Mexico. We emphasize low fares and award-winning customer service. Alaska is a member of the oneworld global alliance.

With the alliance and our additional airline partners, our guests can travel to more than 900 destinations on more than 20 airlines while earning and redeeming miles on flights to locations around the world.


With staff resourcing shortages being experienced in many facets of the aviation sector, it has become something of a “buyer’s market” for those who are perhaps looking for a first step into the aviation industry.

With a broad range of positions on offer, many of which do not require prior aviation experience, opportunities presented by air operators like Alaska Airlines are well worth investigating. Their position vacancies will be posted at throughout the year.

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