JetBlue has announced it will create 5,000 new jobs in New York City, which Mayor Eric Adams said could kickstart the city’s tourism industry as it recovers from the pandemic.

Adams said: “You are the ambassadors for New York City to help our economic recovery.

“We have a tourism industry that $72 billion dollars come from – 400,000 people are employed in that industry.

“If we get it wrong if someone fails to have a good interaction with you at a JetBlue counter or on the plane. Then people don’t want to come back to our city.”

Adams has vowed to restore Gotham’s economy, recently unveiling a COVID recovery plan aimed at reviving businesses and attracting tourists to the city.

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The airline intends to hire for a variety of positions, including in-flight crew, ground operations, and information technology, by 2022. The airline, which is headquartered in Long Island City, already employs 8,000 people in the city.

JetBlue CEO Robin Hayes stated that the move comes as the airline prepares to increase its daily flight schedule from 200 to 300 flights per day this summer.

Source: NYpost

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