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  • You may have heard some of the awesome and quirky things about working at Southwest. Here are a few of our favorites.

    Eight Straight! Eight Years as a Best Place to Work

    "Where do you work?" Many of our Employees have shared with us that they love answering this question, because their response is typically met with something along the lines of, "Oh, really? I love Southwest!" That's why honors like being named to Glassdoor's Best Places to Work list for the eight...

  • We're among the 10 top-rated workplaces for millennials!

    The 10 best places to work, according to millennials

    Few generations have been analyzed, scrutinized and critiqued as much as the millennial generation. One characteristic of this generation that makes up 35 percent of the U.S. workforce is that they have high standards for the places they work - but these standards may be misunderstood.

  • "We hire for attitude and train for skill. You need to have a warrior spirit, the desire to work really hard and have a sense of urgency. To have a servant's heart, which means you put others first, and a fun-loving attitude." -Julie Weber, VP People

    As airlines get busier, these jobs flourish

    With 20 years on the job at Southwest Airlines as a ramp agent in Dallas, 39-year-old Shane Parker is hoping for 20 more. "It's physically demanding - you have to be ready to get down and dirty," Parker said of his job, which calls for getting luggage transported properly and helping to turn aircraft on time.

  • What an honor to be #8 on Fortune's World's Most Admired list!
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    The World's Most Admired Companies for 2017

    Here is Fortune's list of the World's Most Admired Companies for 2017, with some companies falling off the list due to reputation-damaging scandals.

  • When Southwest does well, our Employees do very well!
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    Share the love: Southwest Airlines to give employees $586 million in profit-share bonuses | Southwest Airlines | Dallas News

    Valentine's Day came a bit early for Southwest Airlines employees, with the carrier announcing Thursday that they'll be receiving an additional six weeks of pay through the company's profit-sharing program. Southwest's nearly 54,000 employees will share in a $586 million payout, just off the record $620 million the carrier doled out last year.

  • "Our people are fantastic; it really is what sets us apart competitively in the industry, and they are the ones that have made Southwest so successful," Southwest Airlines Chairman, President, & CEO Gary Kelly told "Mad Money" host Jim Cramer…"There is a lot to a culture, and it's easier to have a strong culture if you feel like you're a champion. And that's the way our Employees feel.”
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    Southwest's CEO shares the secret of how they've never laid off a single employee or cut pay in 45 years

    The stock of Southwest Airlines had investors salivating on Wednesday as transports surged. Yet according to CEO Gary Kelly, the secret sauce to the company's competitiveness is its culture. "Our people are fantastic, it really is what sets us apart competitively in the industry and they are the ones that have made Southwest so successful," Kelly told " Mad Money" host Jim Cramer.

  • Our colors may be red, yellow, and blue, but our Southwest Hearts beat for the red, white, and blue!

    Southwest Airlines Honored among Military Friendly Employers

    For the eighth year in a row, Southwest Airlines is proud to be named a Top Military Friendly Employer by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs. This award seeks to recognize companies with active efforts to employ members of the military. With over 7,000 Veterans and 440 military spouses currently ...

  • Check out the latest video from one of Wall Street’s toughest critics and host of the CNBC show Mad Money, Jim Cramer. He praises Southwest as the undisputed champion of the airlines.

    Cramer: The undisputed champion of insanely cheap airline stocks

    Greg Bajor | Getty Images With PRASM in view, it was clear that the first quarter was not-so-hot for the entire industry. But it was worse for some than others. American PRASM fell by 7.5 percent, United Continental was down 7.4 percent and Delta was down 4.6 percent.

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