Demographics and hiring

LimaRomeo

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Do demographics play any role in hiring? Does not being a white male give you a better chance or getting picked up on any given panel?
 

tjc19999

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Absolutely not. The panel doesn't even see if you are male or female. Right now all they see is qualified or well qualified and which state you live and apply. That's about it.
 

GeorgeM

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But HR refers applicants to the panel, and Congress has mandated that the FAA increase diversity in the controller workforce, and report back with statistics. Read into that what you will.
 

sailor_pianist

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But HR refers applicants to the panel, and Congress has mandated that the FAA increase diversity in the controller workforce, and report back with statistics. Read into that what you will.

That's interesting George. I didn't know that. When is the FAA suppose to start implementing these diversity efforts?
 

jaxpilot

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I know in my OTS Enroute class that finished on Nov 9, everyone was a white male except for one Hispanic male. In the class behind us, everyone was a white male except one Asian male.
 

Radium

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Sigh. Whatever, cream rises to the top. I should sue the NBA for lack of diversity

Skills>color/creed/sex
 

Jettj45

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I would be surprised if the FAA were concerned about the lack of an old, old wooden ship, but nice try.
 

SCOPED

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Where your home address is can play a big part in the hiring process. If you live in Alaska like me it's hard to get a spot in Tennessee because the FAA wants to place people in at least a similar region so there is less tranferring.
 

killswitch

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Where your home address is can play a big part in the hiring process. If you live in Alaska like me it's hard to get a spot in Tennessee because the FAA wants to place people in at least a similar region so there is less tranferring.
I call bs. This is coming from an Ohioan who has been in Mississippi for the last 3 years lol.

Whether it's true or not is another story. Take my bitterness with a grain of salt haha
 
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TBarry253

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I call bs. This is coming from an Ohioan who has been in Mississippi for the last 3 years lol.

Whether it's true or not is another story. Take my bitterness with a grain of salt haha
Haha! Same here. From Pennsylvania but still slated for Louisiana...
 

shaba169

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Where your home address is can play a big part in the hiring process. If you live in Alaska like me it's hard to get a spot in Tennessee because the FAA wants to place people in at least a similar region so there is less tranferring.
Eastcoast to CA........and I could list 15 more examples......