Expert says airline jobs will rebound... in 5-10 years

09/11/2009 | American City Business Journals

An aviation industry analyst says it could be a full decade before airlines start hiring young professionals to refill some of the 50,000 jobs lost between April 2008 and July 2009. "Future growth and attrition will have to absorb those employees who have been previously laid off before any new hires will be added," said Bob Herbst, a commercial pilot and operator of "It's my guess, five to 10 years from now most of those currently employed and furloughed in the industry will have reached an age that they will have left or will be close to leaving."

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