The Coolest Place to Work? The Airport! CLT is Hiring
TSA employee on the phone and typing on the computer at workstation; employee is wearing mask and TSA uniform, in background is TSA Pre-check promotional banner

Editorial Note: Photograph above taken prior to the pandemic and state and federal mask mandates. 

May 28, 2021 - Where else can you work that every day brings a spectacular sunrise and sunset city view through massive windows, where cloudless blue skies seem to stretch on forever and where you can be within feet of aircraft that are the marvels of modern air transportation and feats of technology?

At Charlotte Douglas International Airport, that’s where. Hundreds of businesses at the Airport are hiring right now.

CLT is a major employment center, with nearly 22,000 workers on site. The majority (more than 12,000) are employed by American Airlines, with nearly 10,000 additional workers employed by other airlines, tenants, contractors and businesses. Charlotte Douglas also is a major contributor to the region's economy, including 169,390 jobs for North Carolina residents and $5.7 billion in personal income, according to the N.C. Department of Transportation Division of Aviation.

Jobs in a variety of categories are available at the airport. There are careers in aviation and airport security, managers and supervisors of the 130 and growing dining and retail outlets, stockers, drivers, baristas, cooks and so many more. Nearly all the organizations and businesses, including the Transportation Security Administration, HMS Host and Paradies Lagardère are hiring. Don’t forget about the Aviation Department, CLT’s operator. We’re hiring too.

CLT has many safety protocols in place to protect passengers and Airport workers. Hospital grade air filters, UV and electrostatic cleaning of frequently touched places like seats and tables, acrylic separators to create distance while at ticket counters and check out registers. That is in addition to the touchless technologies implemented and the many other steps airlines and businesses have taken to increase safety and cleanliness. Those efforts have been honored by the Global Biorisk Advisory Council’s STAR™ Facility Accreditation, recognizing that CLT has implemented the most stringent protocols for cleaning, disinfection and infectious disease prevention in its facilities.

Learn more about how we Keep it Rockin’ on our website.

Despite the pandemic, CLT remains one of the busiest airports in the world. People are flying again, and our passenger numbers are growing every day. That means now is the time. Join our aviation family. Apply for one of the many full- and part-time positions that are available. Find out more information at