BOSTON (CBS) – As coronavirus cases and deaths drop nationwide and more people get vaccinated, the Transportation Security Administration is preparing for a summer that will likely see more air travel.
Lisa Farbstein, a TSA Public Affairs Spokesperson, announced on Friday that the agency is hiring more than 6,000 TSA officers nationwide by the summer. As of Friday morning, there are positions available in Boston and Nantucket.READ MORE: 34-Year-Old Man Dies After Hit-And-Run In Bridgewater
JUST IN: @TSA is hiring more than 6,000 TSA officers by summer. Benefits include medical coverage, paid vacation and sick leave and retirement plans. Openings for TSA officers are listed on https://t.co/K563uisMkv or visit https://t.co/nrIgmcGtOm to find out where we’re hiring. pic.twitter.com/1NWrGpEyNi
— Lisa Farbstein, TSA Spokesperson (@TSA_Northeast) February 19, 2021READ MORE: Franklin Man Allegedly Driving 142 MPH Arrested In New Hampshire
For more information on job openings, visit TSA.gov/TSO.
Meanwhile, it’s been more than two weeks since the Biden administration required people to wear masks on federal transportation and statistics have come back showing that a majority airline passengers are obeying national mask mandates.MORE NEWS: 800 Nurses At St. Vincent Hospital In Worcester Preparing To Strike
According to the TSA, fewer than 1,000 people have violated the mandate since it took effect. Those people face a $250 fine for the first offense.