GREAT BAY –Although the expectations were high, only about 45 job seekers turned out at the job fair at the Sonesta Maho Beach Resort and Casino last Friday. The purpose of the fair was primarily to recruit new staff that is qualified for the company and have them trained for the tourist season, said Manager of Human Resources Patricia Vlaun.
“This recruitment drive gives the community at large an opportunity to apply for jobs and work in a world renowned establishment,” said Vlaun. “With the rising unemployment on the island the Sonesta Group tries to reach out to the community to help when needed.”
The Sonesta Group has been hosting job fairs for the last four years and was expecting a larger turnout. Vlaun noted that although the fair is expected to fill some of the vacancies the staff that is currently employed also has an opportunity apply for them.
“The management of the Sonesta Group also announced that staff that is willing to spread their wings will also have the opportunity to apply for any other positions that are vacant within the company,” she said.
There are vacancies in the Food and Beverage Department for waiters, bartenders and for the butler service.
Vacancies are also available in the Administration Department in the field of accounting and bar manager. Although the advertisement for the job fair was also sent out to the Labor Department and the different media outlets, this was the lowest turnout ever for a job fair at the Sonesta Group of companies.
Photo caption: There was little interest for the job fair. Photo Today / Andrew Bishop