- US-based co-working operator WeWork on Wednesday said it will offer job opportunities to Jet Airways employees.
- Lowe’s India has also offered to recruit employees from the IT division of Jet Airways.
- Startups like CureFit have also stepped in to offer employment to the distressed workers at Jet.
- SpiceJet stated that the airline has already absorbed nearly 1,000 Jet Airways employees.
After cash-starved Jet Airways, which has around 23,000 employees, delayed payment of salaries to the employees including pilots, some companies are coming forward to help the employees for good.
Running into a debt of more than Rs 8,500 crore, Jet Airways has already shut down operations after lenders decided against extending emergency funds for its survival.
US-based co-working operator WeWork on Wednesday said it will offer job opportunities to Jet Airways employees, who were affected by the recent suspension of operations.
WeWork said that it has created an email ID specifically for applications from Jet employees on which interested candidates can send their resumes and if selected, these profiles will be considered on priority for any of the open roles across verticals of the company.
Another company, Lowe’s India – the technology products and solutions centre for USD 71.3 billion Lowe’s Companies – has also offered to recruit employees from the IT division of Jet Airways.
SpiceJet Chairman Ajay Singh in his statement told that the airline has absorbed nearly 1,000 Jet Airways employees and will continue to hire more.
Other Startups like Cure.Fit has also stepped in to offer employment to the distressed workers at Jet. CureFit co-founder Ankit Nagori in his recent tweet said that the company would be open to hire candidates from Jet Airways.
Jason Unsworth, the British entrepreneur who had expressed interest in acquiring a controlling stake in Jet Airways, has been asked by the airline to take up the matter with its consortium of lenders. In a filing to the stock exchanges, Jet Airways said that Unsworth has been asked to interact with SBI Caps Limited that is leading the resolution plan for the embattled carrier.
Unsworth told that he plans to pay the Jet staff their salaries and start operations before more slots or talent goes to rivals. Unsworth has a history of working with several airlines. He presently heads the aviation start-up Atmosphere Intercontinental Airlines which has been trying to start services from London’s Stansted Airport.
Let’s hope the Jet Airways employees are able to find their work again soon.