Hundreds of job seekers turned up at a job fair at Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa on Wednesday.
The applicants are hoping to fill several positions that have become available in the resort, from managerial to line staff posts.
These include, but are not limited to, restaurant managers, room attendants, linen room controller, bartenders and front office agents. In the space of a three-hour time span, more than 600 individuals had gathered at the resort.
The job seekers waited peacefully and patiently as the resort’s recruitment team worked diligently to expedite the process. The eagerness of the applicants to secure employment was evidenced by the questions they posed to the team.
General Manager Matthew Cornall was impressed and humbled by the attendance. “We are grateful to see such a great turnout,” he said. “A number of new positions have opened up which will further enhance the service we deliver as we continue to prepare for the upcoming winter season and beyond.”
The overall process involved filling out an application form, taking an entrance test and being interviewed.
Several applicants were confident that their performance was excellent and many overtly expressed their desire to fill the position for which they applied.
The Human Resources Department will shortlist the candidates and a determination will be made on the individuals who will be hired.
At least 60 applicants will be offered employment.
Sandals Grande Antigua Resort and Spa continues to be a mainstay in the country’s tourism sector.
Since its 1991 opening, the resort has provided employment opportunities for hundreds of Antiguans & Barbudans.