TSA Expects Staffing Shortages & Offers $1K Bonuses

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Since there is now an increase in travel, TSA is expected to have staffing shortages across 131 airports in the United States.

According to a spokesperson for TSA, they stated that the agency is looking to hire 6,00 new officers, but they have only added about half of that so far.

Now, TSA is offering $1,000 bonuses for new officers that accept employment. They stated "TSA is experiencing an increase in passenger volumes at checkpoints, and anticipating a significant summer surge in travel. We have been averaging over 5,000 Transportation Security Officer applications per week."

TSA and many airline companies are asking new hires to volunteer without pay because of the increase in travel and not enough man power.

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