November 14, 2013
Welcome to A Day in the Life, where we take you behind the scenes to learn more about the important jobs that work in concert together to run a major airline. But this time, we want YOU to get a chance to meet and talk to some crewmembers in person.
On Thursday, November 21, JetBlue will host the second annual Veterans Career Expo at our Long Island City Support Center in Queens, New York. This is an opportunity for veterans to learn about careers here and talk to the crewmembers who keep the airline running.
If you are a veteran, don’t miss the chance to talk one-on-one with representatives from JetBlue departments including Finance, Inflight, Training, Marketing, Operations and more.
Participants will also have the opportunity to attend two workshops: Ace the Interview and Sharpen Your Resume.
To register, visit https://vetsafternoon.eventbrite.com
What: Veterans Career Expo
Where: JetBlue Long Island City Support Center, 27-01 Queens Plaza North, Long Island City, New York, 11101
Time: 1215 – 1600
To brush up on our jobs before you arrive, check out some of our past A Day in the Life features
November 25, 2012
Last week, we held our first ever Veterans Career Fair at our Long Island City support center, our most recent effort in assisting the transition of service members and veterans into the workplace. This has been a pioneering year for our Vets in Blue recruitment initiative, with our team spearheading numerous initiatives brand new to our airline in line with our philosophy of building a diverse workforce. In fact, our Veterans Career Fair comes on the heels of our VetConnect launch last week, a vet-to-vet peer mentoring program for newly onboarded veterans.
We’ve joined the 100,000 Jobs Mission, a faction of businesses who proactively assist service members and veterans transition after military service. Our Veterans Career Fair, which drew approximately 100 participants, is one way we’re taking action to present opportunities to our service men and women.
The day was split up into two sessions which included presentations by Warren Christie (VP – Operation Planning and Training) and Board Member General McChrystal. We also offered interview and resume building skills session, and time to meet with some of our leaders and veteran crewmembers (approximately 5% of crewmembers are veterans); there was even a special Q & A with our flight ops leaders for those attendees who are pilots. Each session ended with our department expo, where representatives from different departments explained their team’s position within our airline and answered questions.
General McChrystal has a longstanding military background, serving as the top commander of American forces in Afghanistan, among many other roles throughout his 34 year military career. He has served as Board Member for two years, applying his leadership experience to our business. During his presentation at the Veterans Career Fair, McChrystal spoke about his own transition from the military and his experience as a board member. He explained the JetBlue culture by recalling memories of witnessing our crewmembers live the Values. In fact, he drew a comparison between our culture and the military’s social network.
November 11, 2012
Today we honor our veterans, the men and women who put their lives on the line to defend our freedom and protect our nation abroad and at home. They are fellow crewmembers, customers, family members and friends.
The 100,000 Jobs Mission is a coalition of nearly 70 companies committed to help service members, other veterans and their spouses transition after military service. We have joined the coalition, which allows us to contribute to the coalition’s goal of hiring 100,000 transitioning service members and military veterans by 2020. Progress is being made; since the coalition’s launch in March 2011, more than 28,000 veterans have been hired.
Our talent acquisition team has focused on several initiatives to hire veterans this year. In March, we participated in the Veterans Career Fair held on theUSS Intrepid in New York, and this Thursday we will host our first Veterans Career Fair, opening our doors for 200 veterans to learn about JetBlue and what it means to be a JetBlue crewmember. In addition, we have created VetConnect as part of our Vets in Blue veterans’ initiative, a peer mentoring program for newly hired veteran crewmembers, our way to help these crewmembers transition from military service into life at JetBlue.
The freedoms we enjoy were provided by the sacrifices made by our veterans. Please join us in honoring and thanking our Servicemen and Servicewomen in a special way today.
June 9, 2012
Today we’ll be operating a very special charter flight from our Newburgh station in New York—one that will take 100 WWII Veterans on their first-ever visit to the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. The trip has been coordinated by the Hudson Valley Honor Flight, a local chapter of the Honor Flight Network, a non-profit organization that transports our country’s Veterans to Washington D.C. so that they can reflect at their memorials.
Veterans from six surrounding counties will meet at Stewart International Airport, where one of our A320s will be waiting for the group. Prior to departure, a small ceremony will take place, with a special appearance by a military Color Guard.
We’re happy to show our support for those who have served our country.
May 28, 2012
Memorial Day honors those brave men and women who died in wars serving in the United States military. The tradition dates back to the Civil War, and in more recent years has come to mark the official start of summer.
Our thoughts are with those who gave the ultimate sacrifice and to the memory of those who bravely fought on our behalf in honor of the country that they love.
Learn more about Memorial Day
April 8, 2012
Last week crewmembers from our Talent Acquisition Team and departments across our company were on hand at the USS Intrepid in New York for a special career fair for veterans. The team had a chance to speak with 400+ visitors throughout the day and meet with some interested and potentially viable candidates to join the JetBlue family.
November 11, 2011
Today is Veterans Day, a time designated for honoring those who have served as members of the armed forces. We celebrate our veterans on this day because it is the anniversary of the armistice that ended the First World War. As we welcome home our soldiers this holiday season, let us remember that our support is still needed.
In honor of Veterans Day and the upcoming holiday season, our Corporate Social Responsibility team will once again be supporting Trees for Troops by donating one tree per BlueCity, or city that we fly to, to a military family. Trees for Troops is a program run by the Christmas Spirit Foundation along with their friends at FEDEX and has been around since 2005. Trees are collected at various locations across the country during the first weekend in December. The trees are then sent via FEDEX to military bases all over the world to be distributed to military families.
November 12, 2010
Yesterday we hosted a special breakfast commemorating Veterans Day 2010 at our newest BlueCity, Reagan National, and featuring our newest Board Director, Retired General Stanley McChrystal.
The event was one part of our tribute to veterans on this national holiday. We are also donating up to $25,000 to the Wounded Warrior Project, which provides programs and services to injured service members as they recover and transition to successful civilian lives.
November 11, 2010
This morning we commemorated Veterans Day and honored America’s servicemen and women with a special breakfast event at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, our newest destination. Retired General Stanley McChrystal, who this week was appointed to our Board of Directors, offered keynote remarks to the audience of more than 100 veterans and dignitaries. In addition to our salute to our military personnel in Washington, we’re also pleased to announce a one-day promotion to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project from select tickets purchased today on www.jetblue.com.
As part of our tribute to Veterans Day, we will donate $1 per booking for reservations made on www.jetblue.com today, up to $25,000, to the Wounded Warrior Project, which provides programs and services to severely injured service members during the time between active duty and their transition to civilian life. This offer is valid only for Customers who reside in CA, NY, FL, DC, MD, TX and VA and is valid for bookings made on November 11 on www.jetblue.com only.