GApilot106
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ATC Demand And Sequestration

Fri Feb 15, 2013 10:44 pm

I noticed when browsing the FAA's page the other day that there is currently no demand for controllers (in any field). Is this because of the threat posed by sequestration (budget cuts) and the news that as many as 2,000 controller positions may be cut?

I wonder what that means for all current controller students. Are they going to find themselves unemployed once graduated?

Has the FAA made any public announcements regarding the future of controller applicants? How will the demand for controllers change as the FAA transitions to NextGen?
 
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RE: ATC Demand And Sequestration

Sat Feb 16, 2013 2:35 am

IMHO, the FAA baselines of what they believe they need, but miss the boat on what the numbers are who are actually certified and useful. They consider the numbers based upon how many are actually assigned to a facility rather than how many are actually certified on control positions and CPC's and then what it takes to run the joint each shift each day.

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RE: ATC Demand And Sequestration

Sat Feb 16, 2013 7:34 am

I see lots of positions, but for current employees. I have heard through the grapevine that all off the street hiring is on hold (be it CTI, VRA, RMC etc.)
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LONGisland89
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RE: ATC Demand And Sequestration

Sat Feb 16, 2013 8:24 am

Quoting GApilot106 (Thread starter):
I noticed when browsing the FAA's page the other day that there is currently no demand for controllers (in any field). Is this because of the threat posed by sequestration (budget cuts) and the news that as many as 2,000 controller positions may be cut?

As of right now there is still a hiring panel scheduled for early March for at least CTI applicants. (sequestration may change that). The FAA is honoring all firm offer letters for class dates up till Feb 1, 2013. Once graduated from the academy students head directly to their facility, regardless of sequestration or not. So no, they will not be unemployed leaving OKC.

Quoting GApilot106 (Thread starter):
I wonder what that means for all current controller students. Are they going to find themselves unemployed once graduated?[/quot]

[quote=atct,reply=2]I have heard through the grapevine that all off the street hiring is on hold (be it CTI, VRA, RMC etc.)

A straight up bid to apply off the street hasn't been around for a while and I've been told will never happen again, though some off the street center washouts still show up at the academy. Interesting you consider CTI and VRA off the street.

Quoting IAHFLYR (Reply 1):

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atct
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RE: ATC Demand And Sequestration

Wed Feb 20, 2013 12:31 am

Quoting LONGisland89 (Reply 3):
Interesting you consider CTI and VRA off the street.

They start day 1 with no seniority (unless they got it at a NATCA contract tower, FSS etc). If they havent worked in the FAA before, we call em off the street here. I know there is a difference in the way the VRA, RMC, CTI, and "OTS" controllers are hired, but at the facility, they are all new hires.

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RE: ATC Demand And Sequestration

Wed Feb 20, 2013 1:42 am

Quoting atct (Reply 4):

You wanna get me a job!? Been waiting two years now.    Working at the academy doesn't help.
 
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RE: ATC Demand And Sequestration

Thu Feb 21, 2013 1:41 am

Quoting LONGisland89 (Reply 5):
You wanna get me a job!? Been waiting two years now. Working at the academy doesn't help.

What states did you put down? Im not really up to date on what the hiring buzz is right now (except the sequestration stuff) but talk to the ladies over in HR and see where the demand is. I wanted to go to Orlando or Alaska, they said Texas was going to have alot of hiring, so off to IAH I went. I transferred when I had the chance.

Good luck getting hired. If you have 2 legs and a heartbeat, we'll take you up here. (2 legs is optional).

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