JetBlue's 'Vets in Blue' wants you

Elizabeth Howe
October 30, 2018 - 12:40 pm

Photo courtesy of Tech. Sgt. Jeremy Call

Our Employer of the Week series features one company each week that has made a commitment to hiring and supporting veterans. This week’s employer is JetBlue.

Founded in 1998, JetBlue Airways is the sixth largest airline in the U.S. with more than 38 million customers a year. In 2017, JetBlue reported an operating income of $.18 billion and employed 21,000 crewmembers. More than 1,500 of those crewmembers are veterans.

JetBlue’s Vets in Blue initiative includes a number of programs designed to hire and support veterans. The Vets Career Expo provides veterans with workshops and networking opportunities. The VetConnect mentor program and Pilot mentor program match new veteran crewmembers with experienced crewmembers. And the Vets in Blue Crewmember Resource Group is a forum specifically for service members, veterans and supporters to discuss concerns and find resources.

Additionally, JetBlue partners with other veteran support organizations like the USO and Operation Gratitude. In 2014, JetBlue donated space and opened the USO Center T5/JFK, the first USO center at a New York airport in nearly a decade. Today, JFK-based JetBlue crewmembers volunteer their time to support the USO.

JetBlue is also a member of the Veteran Jobs Mission which has collectively hired more than 340,000 veterans since its beginnings in 2011.

For more information and job opportunities visit JetBlue’s careers page.