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TSA chief: More security hires needed at MSP as air travel rebounds from pandemic

Passenger numbers expected to be close to pre-pandemic levels for the Thanksgiving holiday


November 23, 2022

Aaron Lavinsky, Star Tribune

TSA employees at Terminal 1, Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

The head of the Transportation Security Administration in Minnesota said Tuesday that while his workers are ready for the Thanksgiving rush, it's been challenging to hire more employees as air travel rebounds to pre-pandemic levels.

"It seems to be getting busier all the time," said Marty Robinson, TSA's federal security director for Minnesota, at a news conference at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. "We're getting back to normal."

But TSA staffing is struggling to keep up. he federal agency employs more than 600 at MSP. But when asked how many he'd like to have working, Robinson demurred and said: "More."


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