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AI plans to hire laid-off staff of Jet to save time, costs

National air-carrier, Air India, is toying with the idea of hiring as cabin-crew, some of those laid-off recently by Jet Airways, as it would save time and costs on training.
PTI | By HT Correspondent, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAY 24, 2009 03:58 PM IST

National air-carrier, Air India, is toying with the idea of hiring as cabin-crew, some of those laid-off recently by Jet Airways, as it would save time and costs 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.

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