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TSA to hire 6,000 security screening officers as return to travel ramps up

A number of those positions will be filled at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

MINNEAPOLIS — The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is in the midst of a push to hire more than 6,000 airport security screening officers, as the COVID-19 vaccination effort expands and Americans return to air travel. 

A number of those positions will be filled in Minnesota at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, according to the TSA website. The agency is launching a national effort to hire screeners to staff approximately 430 airports nationwide, using targeted recruiting and virtual job fairs. 

TSA is looking for both full-time and part-time staff, with benefits that include access to medical coverage, vacation and sick leave, and retirement plans. People from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply, including military veterans. 

If you're curious what the job of a security screening officer entails, TSA has created a "Day in the life of a TSO" video you can access online. 

To view open positions nationwide, including here in Minnesota, log on to the TSA website.

Delta Air Lines is among other industry employers showing confidence that people will start flying again, having announced in late January that 400 furloughed pilots will return to duty by summer to handle demand during peak travel season. 


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