The info I got was from Direct Personnel. I am am not in the process as I decided not to apply. The money was too low for me. For others, especially NTR, they might think otherwise.
As far as the JCAB course being shorter, again that came from the contract agency. And all pilots have to do, and pay for, the type rating, even if they already have one. This is the same at ANA, and I believe Skymark as well. Not sure on Skymark.
I will try to cut and paste some info on my next post.