Delta To Hire 12,000 Through 2020

If you’re in need of a career change, or out looking for work, Delta might have an opportunity for you.

Speaking to CNBC ‘s “Squawk Box” on Thursday, CEO Ed Bastian announced the airline will have hired 12,000 employees through 2020, filling positions for pilots, flight attendants, and ground crew.

“We’re the process of hiring 6,000 people this year and at least a like amount next year,” revealed Bastian.

The news came in advance of third-quarter earnings figures showing better than Wall Street estimated revenue and profits.