United Airlines (NASDAQ: UAL) is set to demand that all new employees have proof of vaccination against Covid-19. New Hires that receive job offers after June 15 will be required to show proof of vaccination.
In a memo to employees, the company wrote: “As we welcome new employees to the company, it’s important we instill in them United’s strong commitment to safety. As part of this commitment, effective for all job offers made after June 15, 2021, we will require any external candidates for U.S.-based jobs to attest that they have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by their start date. They will be required to upload their COVID vaccine card in My Info no later than 7 days post hire date. Those who are unable to be vaccinated for medical or religious reasons will have access to a reasonable accommodation process to evaluate their circumstances.”
Following in Delta Airlines footsteps, United is the second major airline to enforce this type of policy. However, the company is not obligating existing employees to get vaccinated, though it has presented various incentives for workers to do so.
Furthermore, the airline has offered Mileage Plus clients the opportunity to win a full year of fully paid flights if they can prove they are vaccinated. CEO, Scott Kirby, previously announced he would like to make vaccines mandatory and pushed for other airlines to do the same.
Amid the rise is travel demand, United revealed it will keep hiring pilots as well as other positions.