was extremely busy in Flight Officer Employment. We ended the year
with 1,032 new hires, the second highest year in United's history.
Our projections for 2001 should be in the 500-600 range. Our overall
interview success rate this past year was 56%, one of the highest in the
industry. Due to reduced class projections and the high pass rate,
we have more than 300 successful candidates awaiting a class date.
In addition, we have several hundred interviews scheduled during the next
To avoid having candidates incur long delays waiting for class dates,
we plan to temporarily suspend interviews on Feb. 9, 2001. This suspension
will probably last several months, depending on revised new-hire projections,
class sizes, etc. We don't anticipate sending interview invitations
until mid-2001. We will continue to hire 40-50 pilots per month from
the "readyto-hire" group during the months we are not conducting interviews.
Another significant change for 2001 is the planned transition to an
electronic, web-based application process. The new user-friendly
application will benefit both the applicant and United. We also will
implement a new flight officer recommendation process. We'll provide
more information in the next few months.
Due to the suspension of interviews and the logistics involved in transitioning
to the electronic application process, we will be unable to provide status
checks via Unimatic e-note, effective Jan. 15, 2001. We plan to reinstate
a status check procedure later this year.
We plan to have a new website available in February. Access will
be through www.united.com/jobs. This site will provide information on our
selection process, domiciles, equipment, frequently asked questions, change
of address information, new-hire projections, intern programs, etc.
This will also be the link to the electronic application when it becomes