Orlando International Airport hosts job fair

50 airport vendors hiring

The Orlando International Airport is hosting to a job fair on Tuesday for 50 vendors operating out of MCO. The event will also include openings at Orlando Executive Airport.
The Orlando International Airport is hosting to a job fair on Tuesday for 50 vendors operating out of MCO. The event will also include openings at Orlando Executive Airport.

ORLANDO, Fla. – The Orlando International Airport is hosting a job fair on Tuesday for 50 vendors operating out of MCO. The event will also include openings at Orlando Executive Airport.

The MCO job fair is set to run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., according to a news release from the airport, on the fifth floor of the Intermodal Terminal Facility.

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Walk-ins are welcome to come and apply but people are being asked to pre-register in an effort to allow for social distancing. You can do that by clicking here.

Louis Viera, 22, was furloughed last year while working at the airport due to the pandemic, it wasn’t until recently that he was able to get his job back in maintenance.

He came to the job fair Tuesday to look for better opportunities.

“I’m looking for a day shift so the company I currently work with doesn’t have a day shift and I need a day shift for now,” Viera said.

Christian Gonzalez, who works in Tampa, said he wants a job at the airport because it’s closer to home. He gave his resume to an operations and maintenance company at the job fair.

“You start as a trainee, fixing, like a technician and it could take up to six months for you to move up if you do really well,” Gonzalez said.

Airport officials said there were 21,000 employees before the pandemic and there are now to 16,000. And because passenger traffic continues to climb, they expect a busier summer compared to last year.

“Travel is coming back and we are very excited about that, but we need our employees to be able to support that. Customers, the rate they’re coming back, we need to get our employees back to work,” Brian Engle, with Greater Orlando Aviation Authority, said.

The airport said the event will feature openings for concessions, airline services, security, and parking and transportation. The release did not say how many job openings the vendors are looking to fill.

Applicants are encouraged to bring several copies of their resumes and should be prepared for interviews on the spot.


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Thomas Mates is a digital storyteller for News 6 and ClickOrlando.com. He also produces the podcast Florida Foodie. Thomas is originally from Northeastern Pennsylvania and worked in Portland, Oregon before moving to Central Florida in August 2018. He graduated from Temple University with a degree in Journalism in 2010.