After several startups called out to Jet Airways staff to apply for open positions, WeWork too joined the fray. The global network of collaborative workspaces has set up a special email ID where Jet Airways staff looking for jobs can send their updated CVs to apply for open positions.
Jet Airways had suspended operations late last week after it failed to find a solution to its mounting debt. The move left as many as 22,000 employees left in the lurch, many of whom have not received salaries for months.
Within a few days, several companies came forward to offer jobs to Jet staff facing an uncertain future. Not just rival airlines like SpiceJet, but also startups like Curefit, Bounce, and StayAbode. As we wrote earlier this week, while the exact number of jobs these startups are offering is unclear, each startup is looking to take on board 100 to 150 people.
Earlier today, WeWork issued a statement saying that it would "actively consider job applications from Jet employees for openings across marketing, sales, community management and sales". It also said that Jet staff would be considered on priority for open roles across verticals. The statement said,
"In light of the troubled times, WeWork, through this initiative, would be pleased to invite Jet employees to join their team and create a global impact."
Co-CWeO, WeWork India, Ryan Bennett, added,
“Our journey in India, characterised by robust growth and expansion has our diverse and skilled talent at its center. Continuing with our belief in offering avenues for promising talent, this initiative is a conscious step in this direction wherein they can become a part of this journey and impact the world."
Founded in 2010 by Adam Neumann and Miguel McKelvey in New York, the company now employs more than 8,000 people globally across 100 cities and 27 countries worldwide.