TSA seeks volunteers as summer travel demand rises
Due to a surge in summer travelers at U.S. airports, TSA is asking some of their employees to change duties.
ORLANDO, Fla. (CNN) – The Transportation Security Administration has asked some of its employees to change duties.
Because of a surge in summer travelers at U.S. airports, TSA is putting office workers on security duty.
This kind of request is usually made during busy travel periods like Memorial Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.
In the past, airports and airlines have also offered their employees to help with non-security roles at checkpoints, such as managing lines and organizing conveyor belt bins to make the screening process smoother.
Officials say TSA has hired more than 3,000 transportation security officers; the blue shirted checkpoint employees so far this year