Southwest Airlines (Dallas) has issued this statement seeking to add 500 additional ramp agents at its major hubs:
Southwest Airlines is on a mission to hire an additional 500 Ramp Agents. Southwest Airlines Ramp Agents provide the famous Southwest Hospitality by handling cargo and baggage service, directing and servicing aircraft, and performing related activities on the airport ramp. Paid relocation assistance may be available for candidates hired from outside the Company who move more than 100 miles for a Ramp Agent position in: Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, and Baltimore.
“We’re looking for people who desire more than just a ‘job.’ More than 71 percent of Southwest Employees define their work at Southwest as ‘a calling,'” said Julie Weber, Vice President People. “The Ramp Agent position can be demanding, with nontraditional hours and exposure to a wide variety of weather conditions. We are looking for hardworking, fun-loving, and caring people who love working with others and giving it their all.”
Southwest is frequently recognized as a best place to work. Most recently: 21 consecutive years on FORTUNE’s list of World’s Most Admired Companies (#7 in 2015); ranked as the top airline employer and one of the top 20 best employers overall on Forbes’ list of America’s Best Employers; and named One of the Best Places to Work in 2015 by Glassdoor.
More than just a paycheck, a career at Southwest Airlines comes with several perks, from Southwest’s legendary Culture to travel privileges for Employees and their eligible dependents. Southwest offers an excellent benefits package, including a dollar-for-dollar match in the 401(k) plan, up to 8.3 to 9.3 percent of eligible salary, as well as annual ProfitSharing payments, which, in 2014, equaled five weeks of pay toward Employee retirement accounts.
Candidates from all walks of life, from military to banking to farmers, and many more, are successful on the ramp. Experience in a physically demanding job, with a flexible work schedule, and in an outdoor environment is great preparation for Southwest Ramp Agent positions. Interested applicants should apply now at Southwest.com/careers.
Copyright Photo: Rob Finlayson/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 737-8H4 N8642E (msn 42525) named “Heart One” arrives at Los Angeles International Airport.
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