Airbus plans to recruit more than 800 employees in the U.S. in 2023, including more than 500 to fill new positions, reflecting the growth of its U.S.-based operations across its Commercial Aircraft, U.S. Space & Defense and Helicopters operations.
"Airbus’ story is one of continued growth in America. After recruiting more than 1,500 employees in 2022, we are maintaining our momentum and hiring at least another 800 across the country in 2023," said C. Jeffrey Knittel, President and CEO of Airbus Americas. “We are growing a diverse and talented team of individuals dedicated to designing and building the future of sustainable aerospace.”
Airbus has been a part of the U.S. aerospace community for more than 50 years. This new growth contributes to Airbus’ plan to hire 13,000 employees worldwide in 2023. With Airbus Canada’s announcement that it will hire more than 800 employees in 2023, the total growth in North America comes to more than 1,600.
Recruitment needs in the U.S. are varied. Roles include engineering, IT, procurement, and quality, as well as production and support team members for its A320/A220 manufacturing facilities in Mobile, Alabama, and Airbus Helicopters facilities in Texas and Mississippi among others. In addition, competencies are needed to support the company's long-term projects and ambitions, particularly in the areas of decarbonization of the industry, such as those linked to the development of hydrogen aircraft, and on digital transformation and cyber-technology.
Approximately two-thirds of the jobs will support the company’s rapidly expanding Commercial Aircraft production activities, with the remaining third primarily supporting Airbus Helicopters and Airbus U.S. Space & Defense.
Airbus was recently awarded the “Top Employers” certification in the U.S. by the Top Employers Institute, an independent global authority that recognizes excellence in people management and human resources policies.
The company said it will allocate one-third of its positions to young graduates and early-career professionals, and will maintain its goal to increase the number of female new hires and promotions.
“Airbus has so many opportunities for everyone who has the skill, talent and drive to be an aviation professional, and we genuinely care for our people with various programs dedicated to develop our employees, promote safety and well-being, and foster diversity, equity and inclusion,” said Caroline Jecko-Parkes, Head of HR for Airbus Americas.
In the U.S., more than 4,600 people currently work at 35+ Airbus and subsidiary sites and offices across 13 states and the District of Columbia. In addition, Airbus annually spends nearly $15 billion with more than 2,000 U.S.-based suppliers in more than 40 states, supporting a further 275,000 American jobs.
Airbus offers some of the most competitive working conditions on the market, including numerous benefits and flexible working arrangements based on job requirements.