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Global Acquired Lucent Staffing

November 14th, 2016

Kenny Boner, President of Global commented “This is an exciting time for us. The acquisition will add seasoned recruiters to our staff that will come with existing contacts. The recruiters will now have access to Global’s talent pool and vice versa.” Lucent also has long-term business relationships that will be added to the Global roster. These customers can still expect us to provide top talent to for their positions and continue the exceptional customer service that they have been accustomed to. Going forward the Lucent clients will now have access to the additional services that Global offers, for example, our drug testing services and program management capabilities./

Global is a diverse family of companies that has specialized in the recruitment and placement of qualified professionals in Aviation and Aerospace for over 25 years. Originally conceived as Global Technical Services the company partnered with major manufacturers, government contractors and overhaul facilities to provide staff for aircraft maintenance and modification projects. Later added was Global Contract Professionals, a division meeting the needs of the engineering and design sectors. With distinctly different functions, each with it’s own area of expertise, Global is able to serve virtually all areas of design, engineering, manufacturing, modification and repairs in corporate and commercial aviation as well as rotorcraft. In addition to it’s recruiting and staffing services Global has an in-house Security Department for vetting employees, as well as a Drug Screening and Drug Program Management Department.

Global is able to ensure that your facility is staffed with background-checked and secured staff and that your company meets all compliance regulations.

Aviation Breast Cancer Awareness

October 13th, 2016

Aviation Involved in the Fight Against Breast Cancer

Whether flying pink on their aircraft, sporting pink epaulettes, making monetary donations to cancer research, partnering with other companies or launching internal programs more and more aviation companies are getting involved in the effort to fight against breast cancer. In 2016 Wheels Up launched a program around a pink plane from the Wheels Up fleet to serve as the centerpiece of the campaign to raise funds to fight breast cancer. The program is in partnership with Textron TXT +0.51% Aviation; they join other notable companies fighting breast cancer, including the NFL, Avon and Estee Lauder.(Reported by Devin Thorpe, Contributor to Forbes Magazine)

Link to the full story

Hiring Done the Right Way!!

August 31rd, 2016

Companies say they're having hard time attracting qualified candidates.

HR officials are struggling to find workers, this includes small, midsize and large companies.

It's not just that positions are being left unfilled, there is also frustration regarding bad hires. Frequently discussed problems include misrepresentation by job applicants on resumes, applications and during phone interviews.. Another common issue is new hires not working out for behavior or inadequate skills.

Businesses should explore new ways of hiring that lead to more successful candidates.

Employers continue to rely on unstructured interviews and previous experience as the primary way to determine a fit. While these are important, insights from in depth interviews and detailed background checks that verify education, training and accreditations can be significantly more accurate in predicting how well a candidate will perform in the job. They will also better indicate how well they will support strategic initiatives.

Global can assist with these issues. Our recruiters are experts at weeding out the potential bad employees. Our security department can verify past experience, education, certifications, behavior issues and a host of other potential issues. We send you only fully vetted candidates. Cutting down on wasted time, expense and number of failed hires.

Contact us today to find out more!!!!

Work Is Out There

August 3rd, 2016

There is still much demand for temporary and contract labor. The excerpt below was published on the ASA (American Staffing Association):

U.S. staffing companies employed an average of 3.08 million temporary and contract workers per week in the first quarter of 2016, up 0.3% from the same period in 2015, according to data released today by the American Staffing Association. Average weekly employment this January through March was the highest for any first quarter since 2006.

Temporary and contract staffing sales totaled $30.95 billion in the first quarter of 2016—4.6% higher compared with the same period in 2015.

“Temporary and contract employment is an indicator of where the economy is today,” said Richard Wahlquist, ASA president and chief executive officer. “The good news at this stage in the current economic cycle is that staffing companies continue to report steady demand for temporary, contract, and permanent employees, providing job seekers with employment opportunities across a variety of sectors.”

If you are looking for a new position or your next position contact us. The work is out there, Global has jobs that we are currently seeking to fill and most are immediate start positions. If you don't have a resume on file with us you need to. We are constantly matching candidates with positions. Visit our website regularly or call a recruiter and tell them what you are looking for and what your expertise is.

Chances are we have a job that is a perfect match for you!

First Gulfstream G600 Coming Together in Savanna

April 19th, 2016

Gulfstream has mated the wing and fuselage of the first G600 flight test airplane at its Savannah, Georgia, production center as the company prepares the clean-sheet large-cabin business jet for its first flight later this year. That’s slightly ahead of the original program timeline, which called for the G600’s first flight early next year.

Gulfstream has been making swift progress on both of its new fly-by-wire jets, with the G500 already well into flight testing.

The company's four G500 flight test aircraft have logged more than 800 hours on 195 flights, with test article one (T1) focusing on envelope expansion and T2 on flight loads validation and aircraft performance and systems testing. Aircraft T3 recently completed cold-soak testing and is undergoing wing anti-ice systems testing, Gulfstream says. It is also the testbed for the Symmetry touch-screen flight deck, powered by Honeywell's Primus Epic system. The remaining example, T4, is being used to test avionics, flammable fuel drainage, water ingestion and water/waste, lighting and fire-protection systems.

A fifth and final aircraft, P1, is being outfitted at Gulfstream’s completions center, also in Savannah, and will join the program soon. As the first production aircraft, it will be used for interior and cabin systems testing.

Gulfstream has flown the G500 to a speed of Mach 0.995 and altitude of 53,000 feet. The 5,000 nm-range G500 is scheduled for certification and service entry next year. The G600 will enter service in 2019.

By Stephen Pope

Travel Trends and Hot Destinations for 2016

March 17th, 2016

Low-cost carriers are adding competitive heat to the domestic and international markets. Witness American Airlines jumping on the bandwagon with the addition of no-frill fares, the success of Norwegian Air, which just started serving Las Vegas and the international airfare wars driven by the growth of WOW Air, which recently added transatlantic flights from Los Angeles and San Francisco to its lineup and has announced plans for service from Toronto and Montreal. This is a welcome balance to the consolidation that has shaped the North American market recently.

The dropping price of oil, of course, has helped keep airfare competition alive and likely allowed for the pace of expansion of these international low-cost carriers. It's also fueling the return of the extreme long-haul flights. Emirates will launch a 17-hour, 35-minute flight from Dubai to Panama City starting Feb 1., and Singapore Airlines has plans for a 19-hour flight from Singapore to New York, starting in 2018.

Aircraft design innovations also play a role in flight routes, as well as playing a major part in the storylines of passenger comfort and, relatedly, luggage capacity. While there has been a flurry of patents set to re-engineer the entire approach to passenger seating and cabin configurations, the more immediate changes will be a bit more practical. Look for innovations like a charging pad and tablet holder alongside your tray table, and the addition of occasional extra wide seats to accommodate larger passengers or car seats for kids.

Traveling with kids will also see some change. But, more specifically, traveling without kids is where the most changes are afoot. Airlines have started to add tracking technology for unaccompanied minors. This allows parents to follow their child's journey every step of the way. Grown-ups traveling without kids will keep lobbying for "child-free zones" on planes. While, so far, no North American airlines have rolled out such a thing, expect the movement to get more attention this year.

2016 Hotspots are: Hawaii, New Zealand, Cuba, Brazil, Canada As reported by

5 Things Successful Job Seekers Do

January 26th, 2016
  1. Create a target list
  2. Start by creating a specific list of the positions you are interested in and the companies that offer those positions. Put your list in order of the MOST desired position to the ones that you could comfortably accept.

  3. Conduct Research
  4. One of your main goals here is to gather intelligence about the market, the industry and the company. Find out if you can apply for the position directly or if you need to go through the companies staffing partner. If you must be submitted through a staffing agency reach out to them to find out what the process is. Learn as much as possible about the company’s history, goals, business processes, challenges, charitable affiliation etc. All of this will come in handy during an interview or during your networking efforts.

  5. Network with a purpose
  6. Job seekers are always advised to network, but networking isn’t useful to you if you don’t do it strategically. Network at industry events but be selective, only attend events where you are likely to find connections to your target companies. Create a weekly goal for networking.

  7. Be Curious
  8. That means asking a lot of questions, but with an eye toward gaining a deeper understanding, not just because you’re supposed to be asking questions. Inquire about business drivers, business goals and challenges the company –or specific department–faces. The more open-ended the questions, the more valuable the answers are likely to be.

  9. Connect the dots
  10. this is your chance to show you understand what the company is looking for and to demonstrate how you can help them achieve their goals. Take this opportunity to make a direct connection between your expertise and experience and what the company wants to achieve.

Rethink Hiring

January 11th, 2016
In our business everything – and nothing has changed. The ability to source good people still determines if your job is completed right, on time and within budget. The companies that are willing to analyze, think strategically, and implement better ways of doing the same old thing are the companies that are surviving and competing in the marketplace.
These practices should carry over into every aspect of business, even the area of human resources and benefits. These departments should be leveraging resources and utilizing industry connections just like all other business groups. They should be developing and executing a tactical plan for getting the right people in place for the work that needs to be done.
Global has 25 years of hiring, recruiting and providing employees to the aviation and aerospace industry. We can manage the recruiting, vetting and hiring process for your projects quickly and with minimum fuss. We are more than just a “staffing agency”, we deliver solutions. With one call we become an extension of your Human Resources department. Contact our sales team if you are interested in learning more about how Global can assist in helping you achieve your staffing goals for 2016.

General Aviation Forecast

Posted: January 4th, 2016
After growing rapidly for most of the past decade, and then slowing over the past few years, the most recent shipment activity indicates the modest growth continues in the overall general aviation aircraft market. While the recovery in the business jet market has been slow, 2014 recorded the first increase in shipments by U.S. manufacturers in since 2008. The forecast calls for robust growth in the long term outlook, driven b higher corporate profits and the growth of worldwide GDP, though at rates slightly lower than those predicted last year. Continued concerns about safety, security, and flight delays keep business aviation attractive relative commercial air travel. As the industry experts and prior year's survey results report a significant portion of piston aircraft hours are also used for business purposes, we predict business usage of general aviation aircraft will expand at a faster pace than that for personal and recreational use. Increased demand for truboprop aircraft also contributes to increased turbine fleet and hours.
The active general aviation fleet is projected to increase at an average annual rate of 0.4 percent over the 21-year forecast period, growing from an estimated 198,860 in 2014 to 214,260 aircraft by 2035. The more expensive and sophisticated turbine-powered fleet (including rotor-craft) is projected to grow to a total of 45,905 aircraft at an average rate of 2.4 percent a year over the forecast period, with the turbine jet portion increasing at 2.8 percent a year, reaching a total of 20,815 by 2035.
note: An active aircraft is one that flies at least one hour during the year.