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Ground Services Workers

History

For as long as aircraft have been taking off and landing at airports, there has been a need for ground services workers. But it wasn't until after World War II that the commercial airline industry began to grow and prosper. New airlines emerged to compete for the business of air travelers, and many ground services workers were needed to maintain aircraft, process and transport baggage and cargo, prepare food for flights, refuel planes, and perform countless other tasks. Today, ground services workers play an integral role in the success and efficient functioning of all our nation's commercial service airports.