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Old 9th Apr 2020, 03:47
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Originally Posted by Climb150 View Post
Also strange that their La Guardia base is closed
That is a result of the realignment of the Delta Connection flying. Delta consolidated their regional flying to three companies, Republic, SkyWest, and Endeavor, and they publicly stated that they wanted these regionals to be more regionally focused. SkyWest subsequently moved their Delta Connection assets out west to ramp up the Seattle, Los Angeles, and Salt Lake City flying to cover the closure of Compass Airlines.
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Old 9th Apr 2020, 04:54
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Originally Posted by bafanguy View Post
Interesting move for Skywest to advertise for pilots in nine bases in this environment. It's not as if there won't be any pilots when/if regional hiring resumes. The ads start with this bold statement:

"Leave your resume for when this job reopens soon!"


https://www.jsfirm.com/job/Pilot-Fix...k/jobID_483703
I would refer to the SkyWest website. That jsfirm information refers to their 2018 job posting reference number.
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Old 9th Apr 2020, 09:15
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Originally Posted by zondaracer View Post
I would refer to the SkyWest website. That jsfirm information refers to their 2018 job posting reference number.
Z,

I didn't catch that nuance in the listing. I assumed that the statement about the positions reopening "soon !" meant it referred to current circumstances.
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Old 16th Apr 2020, 08:53
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Surprising anyone is posting job openings these days. Job published date : 2020-04-16

This outfit will have quite a selection of applicants:

https://www.latestpilotjobs.com/jobs/view/id/14343.html
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Old 19th Apr 2020, 01:09
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Originally Posted by Wizofoz View Post
Great,
So we perpetuate the system where the least experienced pilots are the teachers of the next generation.

Its been that way for a long time. Lowest paying jobs are done by least experienced pilots.
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Old 6th May 2020, 16:40
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I see an H1B visa filing by Air Wisconsin for 2 CRJ F/Os starting in June, 2020. I must be overlooking something. How can any regional still be taking visa holders ? Maybe these are renewals ? But I don't see anything saying that for sure:

http://www.myvisajobs.com/H1B-Visa/L...D=38634&Y=2020


Air Wisconsin, Jobs & Salary for Foreign Workers | myvisajobs.com
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Old 6th May 2020, 19:25
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Originally Posted by bafanguy View Post
I see an H1B visa filing by Air Wisconsin for 2 CRJ F/Os starting in June, 2020. I must be overlooking something. How can any regional still be taking visa holders ? Maybe these are renewals ? But I don't see anything saying that for sure:

LCA for H1B Case Detail | Myvisajobs.com


Air Wisconsin, Jobs & Salary for Foreign Workers | myvisajobs.com
I have to agree, a renewal seems to be the only thing that makes sense.
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Old 7th May 2020, 09:07
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Originally Posted by A Squared View Post
I have to agree, a renewal seems to be the only thing that makes sense.
H1B is valid for 6 years and non renewable. I am assuming they are Australians who were on an E3 visa on a 2 year validity and have changed to H1B status for some bizarre reason. Very odd indeed, H1B is a very expensive process for the company and especially during times like these where every dollar counts and survival of any regional is far from guaranteed.

May be a short stay for those guys on the Visas they renew, given AW is likely to furlough pretty far down the list my buddy there tells me.

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Old 7th May 2020, 14:56
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Two pilots isn't exactly a takeover of American jobs. H1B is actually 3 years renewable for another 3 then you either apply for a Green Card or go home.
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Old 7th May 2020, 20:21
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Originally Posted by Climb150 View Post
Two pilots isn't exactly a takeover of American jobs.
Yep...nor was the whole Aussie invasion. It was a comparative handful of people coming up here.
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Old 7th May 2020, 21:13
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Originally Posted by LostWanderer View Post
H1B is valid for 6 years and non renewable. I am assuming they are Australians who were on an E3 visa on a 2 year validity and have changed to H1B status for some bizarre reason. Very odd indeed, H1B is a very expensive process for the company and especially during times like these where every dollar counts and survival of any regional is far from guaranteed.

May be a short stay for those guys on the Visas they renew, given AW is likely to furlough pretty far down the list my buddy there tells me.
OK, that might be what's going on. I'm not up on the details of the various visa types. Anyway, I guess the point it that whatever the details of the application are, it wouldn't make sense to be currently hiring folks from another country on a visa at this particular moment in history, so it seems a lot mroe plausible that this is an application for someone who was already employed prior to things going south.
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Old 7th May 2020, 21:15
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Originally Posted by Climb150 View Post
Two pilots isn't exactly a takeover of American jobs.
Sure, I don't think anyone is panicking about it, at least I'm not. Just saying it seems odd given the current airline employment situation.
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Old 8th May 2020, 03:12
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Originally Posted by A Squared View Post
Sure, I don't think anyone is panicking about it, at least I'm not. Just saying it seems odd given the current airline employment situation.
Absolutely, any US airline employing anyone from overseas right now would not be in good taste at all. I think the guys and girls getting Visas renewed are likely the ones who have been there for a few years or so now.

My Aussie buddy still at SkyWest tells me that out of 5500 pilots there are 85-90 Australians. Id imagine there are similar small numbers at the others as well, likely less come October when they are able to furlough.

Also, Im told that the paperwork for the E3 is similar or the same to the H1B so they could very well just be renewing their E3 Visas after 2 years at the company
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