Hospitality industry launches recruitment campaign – The Royal Gazette


Updated: 17 Dec. 2021 08:17

Stephen Todd, CEO of the Bermuda Hotel Association

A recruitment drive will take place next week for those interested in careers in the hospitality industry for the 2022 season.

Positions should be available in service, housekeeping, bartending and administration as well as other roles.

The Bermuda Hotel Association has partnered with the Department of Workforce Development and the Bermuda Tourism Authority for Tuesday’s event.

Stephen Todd, Managing Director of BHA, said: “As our destination moves beyond the adverse effects of the pandemic, members of our hotels are focused on ensuring that our guests and hotel visitors have memorable experiences during their stay. with us, and a key element One of those elements is their direct interaction with Bermudians and residents, as we have a long standing and enviable reputation as one of the most welcoming and friendly countries in the world.

“This is in large part due to our colleagues in the industry, hence our keen desire to welcome them to join us in maintaining our reputation. “

A spokesperson for the BHA said the recruitment drive was designed to encourage residents to join the area and “play a vital role in welcoming and engaging with our visitors and hotel guests during the course. year ahead as we collectively work to rebuild and grow the economy. “

The event will take place in the Harbourview Ballroom of the Hamilton Princess and Beach Club from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

It will include hotels such as Cambridge Beaches, Coral Beach, Fairmont Southampton, Grotto Bay, Hamilton Princess and The Loren.

The Mid Ocean Club, Pompano Beach Club, Rosewood Bermuda, St Regis Bermuda and The Reefs will also be there.

Hotel representatives will be available to provide details of available positions and to schedule interviews.

Jason Hayward, Minister of Labor, said: “Tourism is a cornerstone of Bermuda’s economy, employing thousands of people across the island.

“As we move into 2022 and head into the start of our tourist season, I thank the BHA, BTA and the Department of Workforce Development and the many participating hotel properties for working together to bring this campaign to a successful conclusion. recruitment.

“There are many career opportunities in tourism, and I encourage any Bermudian who is unemployed or looking for other employment opportunities to attend the event.”

Tim Morrison, President and CEO of BHA of the Hamilton Princess and Beach Club, added, “As we look forward to the tourist season ahead, we are delighted to share with our visitors the wonderful hospitality and service that Bermuda and its inhabitants are famous. for.”

Charles Jeffers II, managing director of BTA, said the engagement of the island’s workforce was “vital to our plans to revive the tourism economy”.

He added, “This is why this collaboration between the Bermuda Hotel Association, the Department of Workforce Development and the BTA is so exciting.

“We are preparing the sector for the staffing needs of 2022 and beyond, providing jobs and training for Bermudians and preparing the island for the injection of visitors that we expect for the coming year.

“We encourage those who wish to participate in the recovery of tourism in Bermuda to register today. “

Registration for the event is open until December 20. A SafeKey and valid ID will be required to enter.

To register, go to, select Job Search and type “New Tourism Jobs” in the employer box, then select Search.