Founded in 1930, American Airlines, formerly American Airways Inc., was the result of the consolidation of more than 80 small airlines into The Aviation Corporation. American Airways Inc. officially became American Airlines Inc. in 1934, the same year C.R. Smith became president of the company. The airline began trading on the New York Stock Exchange on June 10, 1939. Originally headquartered in New York City, where it continues to maintain a strong presence, American moved its headquarters to Fort Worth, Texas, in 1979. In 1982, a new holding company, AMR Corporation, was formed and became the parent company of American Airlines and American Eagle Airlines Inc. The formation of AMR had no effect on the day-to-day operations of American, but it did provide the company with access to sources of financing that otherwise might not be available. For the next three decades, American became one of the largest airlines in the world, contributing nearly $100 billion to the U.S. and international economies. It helped create more than 900,000 jobs worldwide and supported approximately 1,400 nonprofit organizations worldwide.
|EEO Statement: ||
The promotion of equal employment opportunity in the workplace enhances basic human dignity
and the welfare of the society upon which the success of our business depends. It is the policy of American Airlines to affirmatively ensure that all employment decisions made are based upon ability, experience and achievement of the individuals affected, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, citizenship, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information or any other factors prohibited by
applicable law, rule, or regulation. This policy extends to all aspects of recruiting, hiring, promotion, training, compensation and benefits. The commitment of American Airlines to these policies is reaffirmed each year to underscore their importance as an integral part of our structure.
American Airlines’ policies regarding equal employment opportunity and diversity in the workplace have been and will continue to be based upon principles of respect for each individual. American Airlines has developed and continues to implement Diversity Business Plans that enhance and enrich our workforce, and that embrace the industry’s changing mosaic of people, customers, strategies, and environment.
While each manager and supervisor is accountable for the execution of strategies aimed at achieving the Company’s objectives of equal employment opportunity and workforce diversity in her or his area, the overall responsibility for implementation and monitoring of this policy has been assigned to the Executive Vice President, People and Communications. The corporate Talent Services Government Compliance organization, local Chief Facility Officer, and designated local Equal Employment Opportunity Coordinators administer American Airlines’ affirmative action program and equal employment opportunity policies and procedures and monitor personnel activities to ensure that all actions support these principles. Non-confidential portions of American Airlines’ Affirmative Action Programs are available for review during regular business hours.