Hospitality NL hosts job fair

ST. JOHN’S, NL — Hospitality Newfoundland and Labrador hosted a Tourism Job Fair on March 22, at the Holiday Inn St. John’s, that featured prominent tourism employers from around the province looking to fill vacancies.

ST. JOHN’S, NL — Hospitality
Newfoundland and Labrador hosted a Tourism Job Fair on March 22, at the Holiday
Inn St. John’s, that featured prominent tourism employers from around the
province looking to fill vacancies.

“Tourism is a key economic
driver in Newfoundland and Labrador, accounting for 8 per cent of all jobs in
the province,” said Hospitality NL chair Dion Finlay in a release. “The
industry offers a wide array of career options encompassing jobs in
accommodation, adventure tourism, heritage interpretation, event coordination
and transportation, just to name a few. As the industry continues to battle a
growing shortage of labour, there is no shortage of opportunities for job
seekers to build stable and rewarding careers in tourism.”

Like many other industries,
tourism continues to experience stiff competition for workers amid rising
labour shortages. It is projected that by 2035, potential labour supply
shortages in the tourism sector in Newfoundland and Labrador could reach 15.2
per cent, leaving 3,016 jobs unfilled.