PORTLAND, Ore. — Alaska Air Group says it plans to add more than 3,000 jobs this year, with three-fourths of the positions opening in Washington state.

Five-hundred of the jobs will be in Oregon, the airline said. 

The Seattle Times reports the Seattle-based airline group says the new jobs will include maintenance technicians, airport operations, customer service, cargo specialists, flight attendants and pilots.

The company says most of the openings will not require previous airline experience.

The company says it recently hired its 10,000th employee in Washington state.

The company employed about 8,500 people in California, Oregon and Alaska in 2017, with a total nationwide workforce of 21,300.