Chinese Airlines Seek American Pilots

China's explosive growth provides job opportunities for new pilots.
1:13 | 02/26/12

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We've learned that the hiring craze from Miami to Las Vegas it turns out American pilots are in huge demand in China. ABC's Abbie Boudreau of the Chinese recruiters coming to America. From Miami to Las Vegas hundreds of pilots -- up to job -- this weekend in search of work. Not in the US -- in China. I'm hopeful that there's other airlines out there that can appreciate experienced violence ten Chinese airlines are aggressively recruiting American pilots. To -- pilot shortage back at home driven by China's explosive growth. That's pilot shortage -- trying to especially. Our line. Hands good always -- being -- us. And the pitch is attractive generous benefits and higher wages. A starting salary at one of the Chinese airlines 175000. Dollars a year compared to 1161000. Dollars. The average for a pilot in the US. The -- pilots need to relocate to China but for some American pilots fearing layoffs and pay cuts at home it's worth it. Pilot Doug -- spent most of his career at American Airlines says that things are so good here -- US war. And it's not just pilots experts say China is also recruiting American teachers lawyers service industry workers and business. Consultants the Chinese are looking for this expertise. The service sector in China is growing rapidly so the opportunities. For these people is greater in China than it is in the United States Europe or Japan so they're moving. And with the promise of promotions and higher salaries many American pilots who have years of experience. Are now considering starting their careers all over again. This time in China.

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