The Ministry of Home Affairs in partnership with the Bermuda Hotel Association will host the 2014 Hospitality Career Fair on Wednesday February 26, at the Fairmont Hamilton Princess.

The aim of the Hospitality Career Fair is to encourage suitably-qualified Bermudians to apply for job opportunities in advance of the upcoming 2014 Tourism season.

Participating properties at this year’s event include Rosewood Tuckers Point, Fairmont Southampton, Fairmont Hamilton Princess, Cambridge Beaches, The Reefs, Mid Ocean Club, Grotto Bay Hotel and Coral Beach Club. The Bermuda Hospitality Institute and The Bermuda College will also be participating in the event.

According to organisers, this year’s event will be slightly different from years past in the sense that there will be hotels showcasing live interactive career stations, including spa, concierge, sports and recreation, culinary and food and beverage to name a few.

Also the application process for the job opportunities that will be available will posted online via the Department of Workforce Development’s Job Board at www.bermudajobboard.bm.  

Today the Minister of Home Affairs, Sen. the Hon. Michael Fahy JP, said he hoped that as many Bermudians as possible attend next week’s Career Fair and take advantage of the opportunities on offer.

Minister Fahy said: “We remain committed to growing our economy and getting Bermudians back to work. The Hospitality Career Fair is one initiative that helps in our efforts to employ Bermudians, and we are delighted once again to join with our hospitality partners to host this year’s career expo.

“Our aim is to provide a different experience than in previous years, by making this event stimulating, exciting and interactive. There’s an array of careers available in the hospitality industry and we will have the expertise on site to explain to individuals the criteria needed to ensure that applicants are successful in some of these fields.

“We are of the view that the hospitality industry can be a very rewarding career choice, and we want Bermudians to reconsider joining this very important industry. So, we are hoping that as many Bermudians as possible attend the career fair and take full advantage of the orientation and learning process so that they can find the right job for them.”

The event takes place from 10am-2pm in the Harbourview Ballroom at the Fairmont Hamilton Princess Hotel.