United Airlines Slammed On Social Media For Discriminating Hiring Plan For New Pilots

Is United sacrificing safety in the process?

Credit: Bill Abbott


United Airlines joined other corporations and the US government in making identity characteristics a qualifier for employment. On Tuesday, the company announced that:

“Our flight deck should reflect the diverse group of people on board our planes every day. That’s why we plan for 50% of the 5,000 pilots we train in the next decade to be women or people of color.”

And they invited those who are women or specifically not white to apply to train for work with United Airlines.

The link directs would-be pilots to a training program. The site states that “United expects to hire more than 10,000 pilots over the next decade.” 5,000 of those spots are dedicated to women and people of color by 2030.

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