Delta to hire 300 IT workers

12:25 p.m Monday, Oct. 30, 2017 Travel

Delta Air Lines plans to hire 300 information technology employees over the next 12 months, said the company’s chief information officer Rahul Samant.

He said the jobs will help the airline grow its expertise in cloud technology, apps and other areas, and the company is hiring for expertise in testing, project management and other skills.

“We’ve got a pretty good talent pool here [locally]. And getting people to come from out of state has not been a problem for us,” Samant said after a press conference with Gov. Nathan Deal announcing Georgia’s ranking as the No. 1 state in the nation to do business by Site Selection magazine. “The pipeline is there.”

Samant said he has already hired more than 200 IT workers for Delta over the last year.

“We’re just bringing new talent in to blend with our existing workforce,” Samant said. 

The company has been increasing its use of biometrics during the travel process, and introducing more mobile devices for employees to use at airports.

Most of the new IT workers for Delta will be based at its headquarters near Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, while a few could work at the company’s innovation center at Georgia Tech’s Technology Square.

Delta has about 32,000 employees in Georgia, including at its Atlanta hub and nearby headquarters, out of its 80,000 employees around the world.

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