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Federal Mandate Brings 400 Jobs To RDU

Posted July 2, 2002

— The federal government will kick off a major recruitment effort here in the Triangle -- all aimed at safety in the skies.

The government has started the process of federalizing security screeners, the people who search your baggage and check your I.D at airports across the country. RDU is one of eight airports making the switch this week.

Current screeners will not automatically be re-hired. Instead, they will have to reapply for their current positions.

Officials say screeners will undergo 100 hours of training that will be followed by periodic recertification.

Four hundred positions will be available, part-time and full-time. The base salary for these jobs will range from $23,000 to $35,000.

If you are interested in applying for one of these jobs, the Transportation Safety Administration will open an application center at the Raleigh-Durham Wyndham Garden Hotel on South Miami Boulevard on Wednesday. The center will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

You can also call 1-877-631-JOBS or

check out the job requirements online

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