Article Photos: Fewer US layoffs no longer suggest strong hiring 3/3

  Applicants attend a Spirit Airlines Flight Attendant Open House as company representatives address the group Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, in Dallas. The airline announced that it is hiring 250 positions that include flight attendants, pilots and mechanics to be based out of its newly announced crew base at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)