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TSA looking to hire over 6,000 airport officers nationwide, including Cleveland Hopkins and Akron-Canton

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Posted at 12:36 PM, Feb 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-19 12:36:10-05

CLEVELAND — The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is looking to hire more than 6,000 airport security screening officers by summer 2021 in anticipation of season travel trends and the progress of COVID-19 vaccinations.

TSA is working to recruit new employees at approximately 430 airports nationwide, including Cleveland Hopkins International Airport and the Akron-Canton Regional Airport.

Part-time and full-time opportunities are available. Benefits include medical coverage, vacation, sick leave and retirement plans.

“TSOs are a critical first line defense in securing our nation’s commercial air transportation system,” said Melanie Harvey, acting Executive Assistant Administrator for TSA’s Security Operations, in a news release. “Each day, our officers screen hundreds of thousands of airline travelers ensuring they arrive at their destinations safely. We expect to screen a higher number of travelers regularly by the summer months and will need additional officers to support our critical mission.”

Based on the online applications, pay ranges from $17.20 to $24.57 per hour.

All backgrounds, including military veterans and persons with disabilities, are encouraged to apply.

Click here to apply.