Job fair planned for companies providing airport services

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With increased activity at Green Airport with four new airlines offering flights to 16 new destinations, the Rhode Island Airport Corporation is hosting a job fair this Thursday from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Radisson Hotel located at 2081 Post Road, Warwick.

RIAC spokesman Bill Fisher said no RIAC jobs would be offered at the fair and that the airport is holding the event to assist companies serving the airport including AirServ Corp, American Airlines, Delta Global Services, Frontier Airlines, HMS Host, Northstar Aviation, Ocean State Aviation, Paradies Lagardere and Standard Parking Plus. He could not say how many jobs would be available.

“This is an excellent opportunity to obtain a full or part time job at the airport and we would encourage all Rhode Islanders looking for work to stop by the job fair next Thursday,” Iftikhar Ahmad, president and CEO of the Rhode Island Airport Corporation said in a statement. “T.F. Green is on the move and with the addition of four airlines during the past few months it has created a surge in the need for employees throughout the airport to support our operations and passengers.”

There are currently openings for fleet service agents, ground handlers, ticket counter representatives, wheelchair assistants, ramp agents, line monitors, customer service agents, electric cart drivers, bag runners, dispatchers, passenger assistants, cashiers, baristas, grill cooks, line cooks, restaurant supervisors, warehouse receivers, shuttle drivers, maintenance workers and sales associates. 

Attendees are encouraged to bring a copy of their resume and be prepared to speak one-on-one with participating company representatives. All potential employees must be able to pass a background check. For more information, please contact Sherri Penta at sapenta@pvdairport.com.

Fisher said the job fair is not related to the efforts of Dallas-based Pinnacle Logistics to hire 300 workers for a cargo facility at the airport. According to a Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training press release, the company is looking for employees to unload trucks and air-cargo pallets as well as load and unload cargo planes. Pinnacle wants to have employees in place by Oct. 5.

Questioned about the air cargo terminal, Fisher said an announcement would be issued shortly, but additional information was not available at this time.

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