United has become the second major US airline to make the Covid-19 vaccine mandatory for all new employees.
Delta announced a similar policy late last month.
In a memo, United wrote: “As we welcome new employees to the company, it’s important we instill in them United’s strong commitment to safety.
“Effective for all job offers made after June 15, 2021, we will require any external candidates for US-based jobs to attest that they have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by their start date.”
New recruits must upload their vaccination card into the United system within a week of joining the company.
Current employees of United are not required to be vaccinated, but the company has strongly urged them to do so.