Published: 19th April 2019
This Ex-Jet employee offers to hire grounded 9W staff in his real-estate firm
The firm put out the news that they were ready to offer the "helpless employees of the airline" on Thursday
After flying for over 25 years, Jet Airways was grounded after its final flight, a Boeing 737, touched down at the Mumbai airport early Thursday after departing from Amritsar. But there may still be some hope — the 22,000 employees of the now wingless airline were offered jobs by the Mumbai-based Sai Estate Consultants, whose Co-founder Amit Wadhwani's career took off with the Jet. The firm claims to be able to hire around 500 employees in the next quarter.
The real estate firm was planning to expand even before the Jet controversy emerged, claimed Sai Estate Consultants' Head of Human Resources, Salome Peters. "My email inbox is flooding, our lines are busier than ever — its almost jammed," said Salome, when asked about the responses that they have received once they announced their intention. "The people working for Jet Airways are very good at customer service, pre and post-sales, marketing, public relations, audits and have an acute sense of customer delight. These qualities are useful in any industry. It's true that they will be entering a different industry altogether but they will be doing the same thing essentially," Salome explained.
The firm put out the news that they were ready to offer the "helpless employees of the airline" on Thursday and added that they "welcome the individuals with open arms to be a part of the firms, huge family". "We need fresh ideas and motivated thinking, which we think these individuals would have in plenty," Salome said. "This is also the best CSR we could ever do. There is one (company) which is laying off and the other which is recruiting then even though both the industries are very different. The individuals who would be recruited will get an opportunity to expand their horizons and we get a set of new recruits who are open to feedback and learning. It's a win-win if you look at it that way," she added.
Meanwhile, hundreds of airline employees had gathered on Thursday at the Jantar Mantar to voice their concerns and appeal to the government to intervene for revival of the company. The staff from across various departments, including engineering, maintenance, guest relations and security had participated in the demonstrations.