National air carrier Air India is believed to be toying with the idea of hiring some of the laid-off Jet employees, as it would save time and cost on training.
"Air India has plans to hire cabin-crew. However, instead of recruiting freshers and then spending time and money on training them, we are mulling recruiting some of those laid-off by Jet," a source closely connected to the development told PTI in Mumbai.
The Air India management is of the view that this move would help in considerable savings in both time and costs, besides fast-forwarding the recruitment process, the source said.
He, however, declined to reveal the number of personnel the national air carrier plans to take on board.
Jet Airways, plagued by mounting losses, recently laid off some of its cabin crew.
A cabin crew personnel, on joining, is imparted three months training on different aspects of the industry before being put on flying duty.