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Tampa International Airport looks to fill 300 positions amid staffing shortage

The airport is hosting one of its largest job fairs to date from 9 a.m. to noon on May 4.

TAMPA, Fla. — Looking for a job? Tampa International Airport has you covered.

The airport and its tenants are looking to fill more than 300 available positions on May 4 at one of the airport's largest job fairs to date. 

At the airport's shops and restaurants, positions range in skill and management level – including cooks, baristas, bartenders, sales associates, supervisors and shift managers.

The Aviation Authority is also looking to fill several maintenance, traffic and dispatch positions. 

Plus, there are some extra perks to coming to work at the airport.

Some employers are offering incentives like signing bonuses and annual memberships to popular streaming services.

"Whether you're a barista or working behind the scenes, you are part of the TPA family and play a critical role in making this one of America's favorite airports," said John Tiliacos, TPA's executive vice president of operations and customer service.  

This need for jobs comes at a time when passenger numbers are picking up dramatically as people return to domestic and international travel.

TPA says filling these positions is critical to expand hours of service and dining options as passengers return to the skies in greater numbers. Tampa International Airport has averaged about 55,000 passengers per day since April – up from about 3,200 a day in April 2020.

Tampa International Airport's big hiring day is happening Tuesday, May 4 from 9 a.m. to noon on Level 3, Main Terminal (in between Hard Rock and P.F. Chang's).

No advance registration is required, and attendees should bring two forms of ID if they want a chance to get hired on the spot.

A virtual hiring day is also scheduled from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday. Click here to register for the online event.

For a list of all available positions at TPA's shops and restaurants, and the corresponding pay ranges for each, click here.

For information on available positions with the Hillsborough County Aviation Authority, click here.

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