Huge job fair for October 7

PHILIPSBURG–St. Maarten Hospitality and Trade Association (SHTA), Ministry of Health, Social Development and Labour will host the third annual all-encompassing Job fair in the National Institute for Professional Advancement (NIPA) on October 7 from 10:00am to 3:00pm. Organizers aim to bring together job-seekers and employers to find suitable matchs. Job Seekers will have the opportunity to meet with possible employers.

Representatives from hospitality organizations, businesses as well as government and not-for-profit organizations will provide information about their organizations, vacancies and recruitment. Job-seekers are encouraged to register online on the SHTA website. Registration only takes a few minutes and the possibility of uploading a resume will be available online as well. Participating businesses can pre-select candidates based on their resumes for interviews that can be conducted prior to or on the day of the fair.

Traditionally, as part of preparation and to encourage job-seekers to be properly honed for the application and interview process, The Job Fair will also include free educational sessions. This way all visitors – finding a job or not – will always leave the event wiser than before.

Businesses who would like to participate are encouraged to register for a space at the fair. Space has become quite limited. Any interested establishments are requested to register on the association’s website. Registration fee is set for US $100 for SHTA members and US $200 for non-SHTA members.

To get as much job seekers to work as possible, the organizing parties try to reinforce the event every year by adding new elements.

Last year, SHTA reached out to unions to share their opportunities and services in improving the labour market as well as all labour agencies. Next to this, SHTA looked abroad this time to fill vacancies requiring higher education with students finishing their studies in for example the United States or the Netherlands. This search will be further intensified this year.

Another novelty last year was further diversification of types of participants. Next to the labor unions and labour agency LinQ, the Coast Guard was represented by a full patrol, while Dreams Art Gallery was an employer-to-be for the more creative job seeker.

Registration for both job seekers and businesses can be done via the website

Source: The Daily Herald